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" I hope the very fuperiority of the character here treated of, above the heroes of common romances, will procure it a favourable reception, altho' perhaps I may fall, fhort of my great cotemporaries in the elegance of ftyle, and graces of language. "
The History of Pompey the Little: Or, The Life and Adventures of a Lap-dog - Page 9
by Francis Coventry - 1761 - 291 pages
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volume 23

English literature - 1820
...best serve hereafter to amaze and astonish his readers. This being the case, I hope the superiority of the character here treated of above the heroes...romances, will procure it a favourable reception; although I may fall short of my great contemporaries in elegance of style and grace of language. For...
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