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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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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 45; Volume 108

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell, Henry T. Steele - 1887
...it not a strange thing 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 ?" Two wrongs do not make a right, and want of modesty, dislike of home...
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Woman's Work in English Fiction: From the Restoration to the Mid-Victorian ...

Clara Helen Whitmore - Authors, English - 1910 - 309 pages
...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...the first and most creditable society in London?" Mrs. Behn has been accused of great license in her conduct and of gross immorality in her writings....
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1639-1729

Charles Wells Moulton - English literature - 1910
...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 ?" — SCOTT, SIR WALTER, c 1821, Letter to Lady Louisa Stuart, Lockhart's Life, eh. liv. Her verses...
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Diderot and the Encyclopędists, Volume 1

John Morley - Encyclopedists - 1914
...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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Portraits and Backgrounds

Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield - 1917 - 493 pages
.... . But is it not a very odd thing that I, an old woman of eighty and upwards sitting alone, should feel myself ashamed to read a book which sixty years...of the first and most creditable society in London ?" Subsequent writers have unhesitatingly adopted the grand aunt's views. Mrs. Behn has been the subject...
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Portraits and Backgrounds

Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield - 1917 - 493 pages
...marked "confidential," "and 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 sitting alone, should feel myself ashamed to read a book which sixty years ago I have heard read aloud for the amusement...
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Portraits and Backgrounds

Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield - 1917 - 493 pages
...marked "confidential," "and 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 sitting alone, should feel myself ashamed to read a book which sixty years ago I have heard read aloud for the amusement...
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Currents and Eddies in the English Romantic Generation

Frederick Erastus Pierce - English poetry - 1918 - 342 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," added Sir Walter, "was owing to the gradual improvement of the national taste and...
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The Alienist and Neurologist, Volume 26

Charles Hamilton Hughes - Psychiatry - 1905
...thing that I, an old woman of 80 and upwards, sitting alone, feel ashamed to read a book which, 60 years ago, I have heard read aloud for the amusement...the first and most creditable society in London." Although Mrs. Behn contains much that is coarse in itself, and was written to suit a very mixoscopic...
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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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