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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 Works of Lord Morley, Volume 10

John Morley - 1921
...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 part of the century, enclosing to Stella some recklessly gross verses...
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The Quarterly review, Volume 98

1856
...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." ' Hannah More, to be sure, relates that the only occasion on which Johnson was angry with her was when...
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Jane Austen: Bicentenary Essays

Jane Austen, John Halperin - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 334 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.' 'This, of course,' Scott concluded with a smugness that sets off all the more distinctly his beautiful...
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The Victorian Temper: A Study in Literary Culture

Jerome Hamilton Buckley - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 282 pages
...re-reading in old age of Aphra Behn's novels, which had been the delight of her youth when they were "read aloud for the amusement of large circles, consisting...the first and most creditable society in London." 21 And Francis Place, a few years later, reporting to the House of Commons on the improvement in public...
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Censored Sentiments: Letters and Censorship in Epistolary Novels and Conduct ...

Barbara Maria Zaczek - Fiction - 1997 - 209 pages
...fiction that for a century exploited the thrill of indecent conduct: 'But is it not', she said, 'a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards,...of large circles, consisting of the first and most credible society in London?' This, of course, was owing to the gradual improvement of the national...
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Sociobiology and the Arts

Jan Baptist Bedaux - Social Science - 1999 - 298 pages
...Aphra Behn. Scott hesitated hut comphed. He soon received them hack with a letter saying, 'It is a very odd thing [-..] that I. an old woman of eighty and...upwards, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a hook which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloud for the aumsement of large circles, consisting...
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Sociobiology and the Arts

Jan Baptist Bedaux, Brett Cooke - Science - 1999 - 298 pages
...(...) that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a hook which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloud for...the amusement of large circles, consisting of the best and most creditable circles in London' (Perrin, i970:9). Sometimes narratives help us expand houndaries,...
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Joyous Greetings: The First International Women's Movement, 1830-1860

Bonnie S. Anderson - History - 2000 - 314 pages
...found it impossible to get through the very first of the novels," she explained, "but is it not odd that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards, sitting...which sixty years ago I have heard read aloud for large circles consisting of the first and most creditable society in London?"2' Sexual propriety, previously...
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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF LORD MACAULAY

G. OTTO TREVELYAN - 1875
...through the very first novel. But is it not a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upward, sitting alone, feel myself ashamed to read a book...consisting of the first and most creditable society iu London T' Canning.' To this, which was our real point, he does not even allude. He is a debater...
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Duffy's Hibernian Magazine: A Monthly Journal of Legends, Tales ..., Volume 1

1862
...thing," she added, "that Г, 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."* There is no special-pleading defence here offered for Swift from the...
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