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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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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

John Gibson Lockhart - Novelists, Scottish - 1837
...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,...which, sixty years ago, I have heard read aloud for Ihe amusement of large circles, consistfng of the first and most creditable society of London.' This,...
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Memoirs of the life of sir Walter Scott [by J.G. Lockhart].

John Gibson Lockhart - 1839
...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, was owing to the gradual improvement of the national taste and delicacy. The change...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 6

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1839
...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, was owing to the gradual improvement of the national taste and delicacy. The change...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and Economical ..., Volume 3

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1843
...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.'"* The Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed in 1835 to inquire into the state...
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The Progress of the Nation: In Its Various Social and ..., Volume 3; Volume 5

George Richardson Porter - Great Britain - 1843
...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.'"f The Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed in 1835 to inquire...
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Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, Volumes 1-2

1844
...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,...ago, I have heard read aloud for the amusement of largo circles, consisting of the first and most creditable society in London ?" ' — Loctluirt'a Life...
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Narrative of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

John Gibson Lockhart - 1848
...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 ? ' This, of course, was owing to the gradual improvement of the national taste and delicacy. The change...
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History of England: From the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of ..., Volume 7

Earl Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope - Great Britain - 1854
...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 ? " f By the course of novels and romances we may indeed measure, in...
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History of England from the Peace of Utrecht to the Peace of Aix-la-Chaoelle ...

Philip Henry Stanhope (5th earl.) - 1854
...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 ? " f By the course of novels and romances we may indeed measure, in...
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History of England: from the peace of Utrecht to the peace of ..., Volume 7

Philip Henry Stanhope Stanhope (Earl) - Great Britain - 1854
...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 ? " f By the course of novels and romances we may indeed measure, in...
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