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" My dear good lady," replied the author, "do not be gulled by such stories; the book is like your young heir there (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics), he shows at times a good deal that is usually... "
The Ladies' Companion - Page 156
1865
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The novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823
...(pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics) he shews from childhood had kept him a stranger. The poet pitied his ignorance, and loved h !" This witty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...(pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics) he shews at times a good deal that is usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence !" This witty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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Lives of the Novelists, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1825 - 4 pages
...your young heir there, (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics) he shows at times. a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence !" This witty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, Volume 1

Laurence Sterne, Walter Scott - England - 1832 - 357 pages
...your young heir there (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics), he shows at times a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence !" This witty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - English literature - 1834
...your young heir there," (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics,) " he shows at times a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence!" This witty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - France - 1834
...your young heir there," (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics,) " he shows at times a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence !" This witty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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National Review, Volume 18

Great Britain - 1864
...like your young heir there" (pointing to a child of three years old who was rolling on the carpet in white tunics) : "he shows at times a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence." But a perusal of Tristram would not make good the plea. The unusual publicity of what is ordinarily...
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The Dublin University Magazine, Volume 8

1836
...your young heir there,' (pointing to a child of three years >"M, who was rolling on the carpet in his •white tunics,) < he shows at times a good deal...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence !' This nitty excuse may be so far admitted ; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...your young heir there,' (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics,) 'he shows at times a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence!' This witty excuse may be so far admitted; for it cannot be said that tlie licentious humour of Tristram...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837
...your young heir there,' (pointing to a child of three years old, who was rolling on the carpet in his white tunics,) 'he shows at times a good deal that...usually concealed, but it is all in perfect innocence!' This witty excuse may be so far admitted; for it cannot be said that the licentious humour of Tristram...
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