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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 like mine filled with Gothic story) and that on the uppermost banister... "
The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated ... - Page 407
by John Colin Dunlop - 1876 - 443 pages
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of the Rambler ...

Nathan Drake - 1810
...by Mr. Walpole, dated March 9, 1765, presents us with a more probable period for its composition : " Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient cas^ tie (a very natural dream for a head filled like' mine with gothic story) ; and that on the upper-....
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 31

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...as the origin of thit romance. " I naked one mtrning in the beginning of last June from a ilroani, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient cistlę (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with pothic etory), am! lhal on the uppermost...
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The Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

1823 - 659 pages
...which he contradicts the ordinary assertion, that it was completed in eight days. " 9th March, 1763. " Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of VOL. v. e which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, (a very natural...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...composition, in which he contradicts the ordinary assertion, that it was completed in eight days. " 9th Mara " Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of VOL. v. e which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, (a very natural...
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The etymological compendium, or, Portfolio of origins and inventions ...

William Pulleyn - London (England) - 1830 - 356 pages
...a letter to Mr. Cole, now in the British Museum, gives the following account of its origin : — " I waked one morning in the beginning of last June...was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - English literature - 1834
..." Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this ro mance? I waked one morning in the heginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could recover...myself in an ancient castle, (a very natural dream fur a head filled like mine with Gothic story,) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase,...
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The Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: The borough, continued ...

George Crabbe - Poets, English - 1836
...origin and composition of this romance is given by the author hinself, in a letter to a friend: —' Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...romance ? I waked one morning, in the beginning of hist June, frun a dream, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient...
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The Percy Anecdotes, Revised Edition: To which is Added, a Valuable ...

Anecdotes - 1852
...preserved in the British Museum, dated 9th March, 1765,gives the following account of its origin. " 1 carcely possible to conceive that a person in her fui'Wn situation cou nil I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, (a very natural dream for...
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The universal class-book: a ser. of reading lessons

1844
...one of his letters to Mr. Cole, in the British Museum, dated March 9, 1765, he gives the following as the origin of this romance : — "I waked one morning...beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could remember was, that I thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...which he contradicts the ordinary assertion, that it was completed in eight days. "9th March 1763. Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this romance 1 I awaked one morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could recover was,...
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