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" What are the amusements at Ranelagh ? One half of the company are following one another's tails, in an eternal circle, like so many blind asses in an olive-mill, where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished ; while the other half... "
The expedition of Humphry Clinker. By the author of Roderick Random - Page 122
by Tobias George Smollett - 1820
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Études littéraires ou cours complet de littérature anglaise

Georges Hardinge Champion - 1849
...tlie orchestra, thé vocal music especially, il is well for thé performers that they cannot be lieard distinctly. Vauxhall is a composition of baubles, overcharged with paltry ornaments, ill concieved, and poorly executed ; vvithout any unity of design, or propriety of disposition. It is an...
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Humphry Clinker. With illustr. by Phiz

Tobias George Smollett - 1857
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...executed ; without any unity of design, or propriety of disposition. It is an unnatural assemblage of objects, fantastically illuminated in broken masses,...
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England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the ..., Volume 1

William Connor Sydney - Great Britain - 1891
...distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till 9 or 10 o'clock at night, to keep them awake for the rest...the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly. Captain Mirvan, in Miss Burney's novel of ' Evelina,' complains that Ranelagh is dull ; whereupon the...
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The Citizen of the World, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1891
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...night, to keep them awake for the rest of the evening." (" Humphry Clinker.") Page 1 68, /. 13. " a pair-royal of naturals" A point in the now forgotten game...
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The Citizen of the World, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1891
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...night, to keep them awake for the rest of the evening." (" Humphry Clinker.") Page 168, /. 13. " a pair-royal of naturals." A point in the now forgotten game...
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England and the English in the Eighteenth Century: Chapters in the ..., Volume 1

William Connor Sydney - Great Britain - 1891
...distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till 9 or 10 o'clock at night, to keep them awake for the rest...the evening. As for the orchestra, the vocal music espec1ally, it is well for the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly. Captain Mirvan, in...
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Eighteenth Century Vignettes

Henry Austin Dobson - 1894
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...rest of the evening. As for the orchestra, the vocal musick especially, it is well for the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly.' But Smollett...
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Eighteenth Century Vignettes: Second Series

Austin Dobson - English literature - 1894 - 300 pages
...o'clock at night, to keep them awake for the rest of the evening. As for the orchestra, the vocal musick especially, it is well for the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly.' But Smollett was too keen a student of humanity to let the testy Welsh squire have it all his own way;...
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The Works of Tobias Smollett, Volume 6

Tobias Smollett - France - 1899
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...executed, without any unity of design, or propriety of disposition. It is an unnatural assemblage of objects, fantastically illuminated in broken masses,...
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The Development of the English Novel

Wilbur Lucius Cross - English fiction - 1899 - 329 pages
...they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor, be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly. This is comedy become philosophic; it is comedy which arises (to use a popular current phrase) from...
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