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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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The Development of the English Novel

Wilbur Lucius Cross - English fiction - 1899 - 329 pages
...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 musio especially, it is well for the performers that they cannot be heard distinctly. This is comedy...
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The Works of Tobias Smollett ...

Tobias George Smollett - 1902
...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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Travellers Joy

William George Waters - English literature - 1906 - 319 pages
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, or be distinguished ; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...composition of baubles, overcharged with paltry ornaments, ill-conceived and poorly executed, without any unity of design, or propriety of disposition. It is...
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Author's Digest: The World's Great Stories in Brief, Volume 15

Rossiter Johnson - Fiction - 1908
...Squire felt in duty bound to take his young people, drew from the good man the following comments: "Vauxhall is a composition of baubles, overcharged...executed, without any unity of design or propriety of disposition. The walks are filled with crowds of noisy people, sucking up the nocturnal rheums of...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...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 Pleasure Haunts of London During Four Centuries

Edwin Beresford Chancellor - Amusements - 1925 - 466 pages
...where they can neither discourse, distinguish, nor be distinguished; while the other half are drinking hot water, under the denomination of tea, till nine...o'clock at night, to keep them awake for the rest of the evening.1 Whether or no the tea was of the innocuous variety indicated by the old cynic, at least the...
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The Dial, Volume 12

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1892
...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." One of Mr. Sydney's chapters is given to the clubs and coffee-houses, so invariably associated with...
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The Dial, Volume 12

Francis Fisher Browne - American literature - 1892
...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." One of Mr. Sydney's chapters is given to the clubs and coffee-houses, so invariably associated with...
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The Moving Pageant: A Literary Sourcebook on London Street-life, 1700-1914

Rick Allen - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 249 pages
...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 assembly of objects, fantastically illuminated in broken masses;...
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