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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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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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