A frightful hobgoblin …

You may or may not know that the first English translation of the Communist Manifesto (in 1850) translated the famous opening first line as:

A frightful hobgoblin stalks throughout Europe.

Unfortunately, the hobgoblin turns up only once, for it is soon replaced with the ‘ghost’.

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