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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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English Poetesses: A Series of Critical Biographies

Eric Sutherland Robertson - Poets, English - 1883 - 381 pages
...works from Sir Walter Scott. " If you will take my advice, put her in the fire. But 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 ? " Berners, who flourished about 1460, wrote1 (some say only translated) three short treatises on...
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Diderot and the Encyclopaedists

John Morley - Encyclopedists - 1884 - 472 pages
...about the very time when Diderot was writing to Mademoiselle Voland, had heard Mrs. Aphara Behn's books read aloud for the amusement of large circles, consisting...of the first and most creditable society in London. We think of Swift, in an earlier period of the century, enclosing to Stella some recklessly gross verses...
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Some Occasional Papers Read at the Richmond Athenaeum ...

Richmond Athenaeum - 1886 - 235 pages
...fire, 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,...the first and most creditable society in London." I am thankful that we, with many faults still, would not tolerate now such detestable books as those...
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Diderot and the Encyclopedists

John Morley - Encyclopedists - 1886
...about the very time when Diderot was writing to Mademoiselle Voland, had heard Mrs. Aphra Behn's books read aloud for the amusement of large circles, consisting...of the first and most creditable society in London. We think of Swift, in an earlier period of the century, enclosing to Stella some recklessly gross verses...
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Idle Hours in a Library

William Henry Hudson - English literature - 1897 - 238 pages
...fire, 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 ! ' " (See Lockhart's Scott, chap, liv.) 162 Ingenious Mrs. Behn," includes, besides the two treatises...
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Idle Hours in a Library

William Henry Hudson - English literature - 1897 - 238 pages
...fire, 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 ! ' " (See Lockhart's Scott, chap, liv.) 162 Ingenious Mrs. Behn," includes, besides the two treatises...
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Idle Hours in a Library

William Henry Hudson - English literature - 1897 - 238 pages
...she said, ' a very odd thing that I, an old woman oi eighty and upwards, sitting alone, ieel myseli ashamed to read a book which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloud ior the amusement oi large circles, consisting oi the first and most creditable society in London !...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and ...

Robert Chambers - American literature - 1902
...fire, 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,...the first and most creditable society in London?"' Like so many of her contemporaries, Mrs Behn 68 69 wrote 'Pindaricks' on the death of Charles II. and...
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Some XVIII Century Men of Letters: Biographical Essays, Volume 2

Whitwell Elwin - Eighteenth century - 1902
...fire, 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,...consisting of the first and most creditable society in London?'"1 Hannah More, to be sure, relates that the only occasion on which Johnson was angry with...
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The Works of Henry Fielding: With an Essay on His Life and Genius, Volume 11

Henry Fielding - 1903
...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...
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