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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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Washington Irving's Sketch Book

Washington Irving - Authors, American - 1906 - 428 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,...ourselves into the belief of them, and enjoy all the charms of the reality? There is nothing like resolute goodhumored credulity in these matters; and on...
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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 5

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - Literature - 1905
...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 do the same. What is it to us whether these stories...
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The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - Days - 1864
...Washington Irving, delighted with the house and the few so-called relics exhibited in his day, said : ' What is it to us whether these stories be true or...belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality ? ' And Mr Charles Knight has said : ' Disturb not the belief that William Shakspeare first saw the...
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Elementary Composition

Dorothy Canfield Fisher, George Rice Carpenter - English language - 1906 - 274 pages
...again to the old chimney. 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 Heath readers by grades, Book 3

Readers - 1907
...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. gardens from the suburbs of the town. Its situation is quiet...
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Selections from Irving's Sketch-book

Washington Irving - Catskill Mountains Region (N.Y.) - 1907 - 315 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, and local anecdotes of goblins and great men ; 15 and would advise all travellers who travel for their gratification to be the same. What is it...
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Terry's Mexico: Handbook for Travellers

Thomas Philip Terry - Mexico - 1909 - 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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Irvings̓ Sketch Book

Washington Irving - 1911 - 417 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,...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 5 stories...
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Shakespeare & Stratford

Henry Charles Shelley - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1913 - 206 pages
...faith in such matters, and am 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 goodhumoured credulity in these matters." Easy faith of a bygone day ! But the scientific historian...
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Shakespeare & Stratford

Henry Charles Shelley - Stratford-upon-Avon (England) - 1913 - 206 pages
.... in such matters, and am willing to be deceived, where the deceit is pleasant and costs nothing. I am therefore a ready believer in relics, legends,...false, so long as we can persuade ourselves into the 12 belief of them, and enjoy all the charm of the reality? There is nothing like resolute goodhumoured...
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