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" I am always of easy faith in such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of goblins and great men ; and would advise all travellers... "
The Kaleidoscope: or, Literary and scientific mirror - Page 114
1821
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Selections from Washington Irving

Washington Irving - Readers - 1894 - 383 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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Selections from The Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Short stories - 1894 - 404 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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People and Places Here and There [microform], Volume 6, Issue 1

Mara Louise Pratt-Chadwick - 1895
...such matters, and am ever willing to.be deceived, when the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality? There is nothing ' like resolute goodhumored credulity in these matters. "From the birth-place of Shakespeare a few paces brought me...
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The Sketch-book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent

Washington Irving - Americans - 1848 - 464 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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London Society, Volume 67

1895
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am, therefore, a ready believer in relics, legends,...who travel for their gratification to be the same. . . . There is nothing like resolute goodhumoured credulity in these matters." The old caretaker is...
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Rip Van Winkle: Legend of Sleepy Hollow; The Devil and Tom Walker.--The ...

Washington Irving - 1899 - 199 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality? There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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Stratford-upon-Avon: From "The Sketch Book" of Washington Irving

Washington Irving - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1900 - 144 pages
...such matters, and am ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute good-humoured credulity in these matters ; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - English essays - 1900
...believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of goblins and great men; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to be the same....charm of the reality ? There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters; and on this occasion I went even so far as willingly to believe...
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Essays from the Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1900 - 159 pages
...such matters, and am very willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...anecdotes of goblins and great men; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What is it to us whether these stories...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Volume 6

David Josiah Brewer - English essays - 1900
...such matters, and am very willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...anecdotes of goblins and great men; and would advise all travelers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What is it to us whether these stories...
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