"I shall try to domesticate in some antique feudal castle [...] As to the ghosts I shall welcome them, altho Harriet protests against my invoking them, but they would tell tales of old, and it would add to the picturesqueness of the scenery to see their thin forms flitting thro the vaulted charnels."
"Hoggs comes. He describes an apparition of a lady, whom he had loved, appearing him after her death; she came in the twilight summer night, and was hardly visible; [...] visited him many successive nights; he was always unaware of her approach, and passed many waking hours in expectation of it."
"We talk of ghosts; neither Lord Byron nor Monk G. Lewis seem to believe in them; and they both agree, in the very face of reason, that none could believe in ghosts without also believing in God. I do not think that all the persons who profess to discredit these visitations really discredit them, or if they do, in daylight, are not admonished by the approach of loneliness and midnight to think more respectably of the world of shadows."...Continua