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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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Terry's Guide to Mexico: The New Standard Guidebook to the Mexican Republic

Thomas Philip Terry - Descripciones y viajes - 1922 - 595 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,...charm of the reality? There is nothing like resolute good-humored credulity in these matters." Public Security. The towns and highways of Mexico are as...
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New Roads to Childhood

Anne Carroll Moore - Children - 1923 - 195 pages
...AMERICA . 173 INDEX ......... 193 NEW ROADS TO CHILDHOOD CHAPTER ONE THE ROMANCE OF THE STREETS I am a ready 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. WASHINGTON IRVING ARE you a citizen of...
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Terry's Guide to Mexico: The New Standard Guidebook to the Mexican Republic

Thomas Philip Terry - Descripciones y viajes - 1922 - 595 pages
...such matters, and am very willing to be deceived, where the dece t is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of gob1 ns and great men; and would advise all travellers who travel for their gratification to be the...
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The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History

David Lowenthal - History - 1998 - 338 pages
...1815, they are "ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant, . . tl' ' and costs nothing. What is it to us, whether these stories be true or...long as we can persuade ourselves into the belief of them?"36 Irving himself was a practiced spinner of false historical yarns, but neither he nor his readers...
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The American Mystery: American Literature from Emerson to DeLillo

Tony Tanner, Formerly Professor of English Tony Tanner - Literary Collections - 2000 - 242 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,...of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality?' And the church in which Shakespeare is buried - the Deathplace - gives Irving what he is sure is the...
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Theme Park Landscapes: Antecedents and Variations, Volume 20

Terence G. Young, Terence Young, Robert B. Riley - Architecture - 2002 - 300 pages
...Stratford in 1815, they are "ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant, and costs nothing. What is it to us, whether these stories be true or...long as we can persuade ourselves into the belief of them?"3 Irving himself was a practiced spinner of historical yarns; both he and his readers relished...
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The Nascence of American Literature

Darrel Abel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 440 pages
...it into the realm of whimsy, where fact and fantasy mingle. In "Stratford-on-Avon" he wrote, [I am a] ready believer in relics, legends, and local anecdotes of goblins and great men, . . . What is it to us, whether these stories be true or false, so long as we can persuade ourselves...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 314 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 goodhumored credulity in these matters. 44 Crayon is himself a fictional character whose ability to...
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Shakespeare and the American Popular Stage

Frances Teague - Drama - 2006 - 221 pages
...Irving musing that he is "ever willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. What is it to us, whether these stories be true or...we can persuade ourselves into the belief of them?" America's heritage of enjoying Shakespeare is just such a declaration of faith. In appropriating Shakespeare,...
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Deception and Detection in Eighteenth-century Britain

John T. Lynch - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 218 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,...the belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality?2 The truth was for Irving irrelevant: he and Mrs. Hornby were each playing a role, and with...
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