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" Fielding has really a fund of true humour, and was to be pitied at his first entrance into the world, having no choice, as he said himself, but to be a hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate ; but I cannot help blaming... "
The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: Including Her ... - Page 221
by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1805
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The Works: I. Letters, during her residence abroad, 1746-1756

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1817
...hackney writer, or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate ; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...though without his name. I cannot think Ferdinand Eathom wrote by the same hand, it is every way so much below it. Sally Fielding has mended her style...
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The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

Tobias Smollett, Thomas Roscoe - English fiction - 1836 - 400 pages
...fund of true humour, guessed Roderick Random to be his, though without his name !" and she adds, " I cannot think Ferdinand Fathom wrote by the same hand ; it is every way so much below it." The mistake, however, into which Lady Mary fell was not very general, and the author had the satisfaction...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 1

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - English literature - 1837
...hackney writer, or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate : but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...to be his, though without his name. I cannot think Fer- . dinand Fathom wrote by the same hand, it is every way so much below it. Sally Fielding has mended...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 309 pages
...hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...run through his life, and I am afraid still remains. . . . Since I was born no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe,...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1853 - 297 pages
...hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate ; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...run through his life, and I am afraid still remains Since I was born no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe, have...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1854 - 297 pages
...hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate ; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...run through his life, and I am afraid still remains Since I was born no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe, have...
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The history of England, by D. Hume, continued by T. Smollett, and to the ...

David Hume - 1859
...Fielding ; and in a letter to her danghter, the Countess of Bute, after praising it, she adds, " 1 cannot think Ferdinand Fathom wrote by the same hand : it is every way so much below it." Still'Lady Mary's mistake was not general, and the anthor had the pleasure of seeing his work crowned...
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The Four Georges: The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - English literature - 1869 - 362 pages
...hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate ; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the .softest...run through his life, and I am afraid still remains. .... Since I was born no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe,...
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The works of William Makepeace Thackeray, Volume 19

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1869
...hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better fate ; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...run through his life, and I am afraid still remains Since I was born no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe, have...
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The Four Georges: The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century

William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1869 - 362 pages
...hackney writer or a hackney coachman. His genius deserved a better late ; but I cannot help blaming that continued indiscretion, to give it the softest...run through his life, and I am afraid still remains Since I was born no original has appeared excepting Congreve, and Fielding, who would, I believe, have...
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