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" We take it for a translation ; and should believe it to be a true story, if it were not for St. Nicholas. "
Lives of the novelists - Page 128
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1825
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The letters; with important additions and corrections from his own ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...saw it before ? I hardly believe it. LETTER CXVI. MR GRAY TO MR WALPOLE. i Sunday, Dec. 30, 1764. • I HAVE received the Castle of Otranto, and return you my thanks for it. It engages our attention heref, makes some of us cry a little, and all in general afraid to go to bed o' nights. We take it...
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The British Prose Writers: Gray's letters

British prose literature - 1821
...mistake was natural enough in count Algarotti. you my thanks for it. It engages our attention here,* makes some of us cry a little, and all in general...translation, and should believe i't to be a true story, if it were not for St. Nicholas. When your pen was in your hand you might have been a little more communicative...
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Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings

Thomas Gray, William Mason - English literature - 1820 - 527 pages
...shrewdly suspected to be a forgery. Adieu ! I am yours ever. LETTER XV. Sunday, December 30, 1764. I HAVE received the Castle of Otranto, and return...my thanks for it. It engages our attention here,* makes some of us cry a little, * At Cambridge. and all in general afraid to go to-beds o'nights. We...
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Letters of Thomas Gray: Two Volumes in One

Thomas Gray - Poets, English - 1820 - 244 pages
...thoroughly apprised to whose correction he submitted. CXXI. TO MR. WALPOLE. Sunday, December 30, 1764. 1 HAVE received the Castle of Otranto, and return you my thanks for it It engages our attention here,* makes some of us cry a little, and all in general afraid to go to bed o'nisthts. We take it fora translation,...
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The novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823
...of the narrative was at first suspected. Mr Gray writes to Mr Walpole, on 30th December, 1764- : " m cheerily. But I would have thee never fear, Trim, replied my uncle if it were not for St Nicholas.'" The friends of the author, as appears from the letter already quoted,...
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The Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823 - 659 pages
...authenticity of the narrative was at first suspected. Mr Gray writes to Mr Walpole, on 30th December, 1764 : " I have received The Castle of Otranto, and return...little ; and all, in general, afraid to go to bed o^ights. We take it for a translation ; and should believe it to be a true story, if it were not for...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...authenticity of the narrative was at first suspected. Mr Gray writes to Mr Walpole, on 80th December, 1764 : " I have received The Castle of Otranto, and return...attention here, (ie at Cambridge,) makes some of us cry aiit tic ; and all, in general, afraid to go to bed o'nights. We take it for a translation ; and should...
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The Westminster Review, Volume 162

1904
...exciting horror with the next. We have gone far since Walpole's Castle of Otranto made its readers " cry a little, and all in general afraid to go to bed o' nights." To us the gloomy Gothic vaults and dungeons, the monstrous helmet and its sable plumes...
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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art, Volume 6

1825
...authenticity of the narrative was at first suspected. Mr. Gray writes to Mr. Walpole, on 30th December, 1764: "I have received the Castle of Otranto, and return...you my thanks for it. It engages our attention here, ('. -.-. at Cambridge,) makes Some of us cry a little; and all, in general, afraid to go to bed o'nights....
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The Works of Thomas Gray, Esq

Thomas Gray, William Mason - Poetics - 1827 - 446 pages
...shrewdly suspected to be a forgery. Adieu ! I am yours ever. LETTER xv. Sunday, December 30, 1764. I HAVE received the Castle of Otranto, and return...my thanks for it. It engages our attention here,* makes some of us cry a little, and all in general afraid to go to-bed o'nights. We take it for a translation,...
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