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" I found it impossible to get through the very first novel. But is it not,' she said, ' a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloud for the... "
The Social Life of Scotland in the Eighteenth Century - Page 76
by Henry Grey Graham - 1906 - 545 pages
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The Book of Authors: A Collection of Criticisms, Ana, Mts, Personal ...

William Clark Russell - Authors, English - 1871 - 516 pages
...; for I found it impossible to get through the very first novel. But is it not," she said, " a very odd thing, that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...of the first and most creditable society in London ?" — Sir Walter Scott. The stage how loosely does Astrea tread, Who fairly puts all characters to...
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Fallacies and Tendencies of the Age

George Alfred Dean - Great Britain - 1871 - 251 pages
...borrowed from him out of mere curiosity, and to remind her of Auld-lang-syne," said, " is it not a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...the first and most creditable society in London." The language, however, still used by some members of what is designated the Advanced Liberal party,...
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The Novels and Novelists

William Forsyth - 1871
...fire, for I find it impossible to get through the very first novel. But is it not/ she said, 'a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...of the first and most creditable society in London ?'" CHAPTER II. DRESS.—MASQUERADES.—DRUMS.—" PRETTY FELLOWS" AND " MACCARONIES."—CLUBS.—RANELAGH...
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century: In Illustration of the ...

William Forsyth - England - 1871 - 339 pages
...first novel. But is it not,' she said, ' a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upward, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book...of the first and most creditable society in London ? ' " CHAPTER II. DRESS.— MASQUERADES.— DRUMS.— "PBETTY FELLOWS" AND "MAOOARONIES."— CLUBS....
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century

William Forsyth - 1871
...first novel. But is it not,' she said, ' a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upward, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book...of the first and most creditable society in London ?' " CHAPTER II. DKESS.—MASQUERADES.—DRUMS.—"PKETTY FELLOWS" AND "MACCAKONEES."—CLUBS. —KANELAGH...
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The Novels and Novelists of the Eighteenth Century: In Illustration of the ...

William Forsyth - England - 1871 - 339 pages
...is it not,' she said, ' a very odd thins; that I, an old woman of eighty 7 / OJO •/ and upward, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book...years ago I have heard read aloud for the amusement of lare;e circles, consisting of OJO the first and most creditable society in London ? ' " CHAPTEE II....
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The works of Henry Fielding, with an essay on his life and genius by A. Murphy

Henry Fielding - 1872
...for I find " it impossible to get through the very first novel. But is it not," she said, " a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...of the first and most creditable society in London ? " But, as it is the settled and general desire of the admirers of Fielding's great genius that nothing...
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The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle, Volume 3

Henry Thomas Buckle - Great Britain - 1872
...Behn. He complied, but the old lady promptly returned them, and said to Sir Walter, " Is it not a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...of the first and most creditable society in London ?" (vol. vp 137). Scott gives no date for this anecdote. In 1780, Hannah More, as we learn from her...
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The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle, Volume 3

Henry Thomas Buckle - Great Britain - 1872
...Behn. He complied, but the old lady promptly returned them, and said to Sir Walter, " Is it not a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...read a book which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloiid for the amusement of large circles, consisting of the first and most creditable society in London?"...
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The first fifty years of the Sunday school

William Henry Watson (secretary of the Sunday sch. union.) - 1873
...strange thing," she added, "that I, a woman of eighty, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to look through a book which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloud for the amusement of large circles of the best company in London?" In those days, also, the high roads leading into London were infested...
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