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" I waked, one morning, in the beginning of last June, from a dream, of which, all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story), and that on the uppermost bannister... "
Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including Numerous ... - Page 212
edited by - 1851
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...with gothic story) ; and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to...fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...with gothic story) ; and that on the upper-. most banister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to...fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than politics. In _short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...kiair-casc, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening 1 sat down, and began to write, without knotting in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my haivls, and I grew fond of it. Add, that 1 was very glad to think of any thing rather than polltics....
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1814
...with Gothic story), and that on the uppermost bannister of a great stair-case, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to...fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1816 - 524 pages
...with Gothic story,) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great stair-case, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to...write, without knowing in the least what I intended td say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I ' was very glad to...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 4

1819
...the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sate down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate.' The work " See the whole character, designed to illustrate " the pains of fastidious egotism," in " Calamities...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4

1819
...the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sate down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work * See the whole character, designed to illustrate " the pains of fastidious egotism," in " Calamities...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4

England - 1819
...the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sate down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work • See the whole character, designed to illustrate " the pains of fastidious egotism," in " Calamities...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...with gothic story,) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to...fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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The novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823
...with gothic story,) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand me the round you see marked D ; — for as for cc...to the lives of the greatest ministers of state ; any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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