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" successors of Charles the Fifth may disdain their ' brethren of England, but the romance of Tom Jones, ' that exquisite picture of human manners, will outlive ' the Palace of the Escurial and the imperial eagle of 'the House of Austria. "
The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett: With Memoir of the Author - Page vi
by Tobias Smollett - 1848
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The Quarterly review, Volume 98

1856
...to point bis celebrated eulogy upon our immortal countryman : ' The successors of Charles the Fifth may disdain their brethren of England ; but the romance...the palace of the Escurial and the imperial eagle of the House of Austria.' This founder of a glory more durable than that of kings was bom at Sharpham...
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 41

1897
...Every body knows the gorgeous sentence, ' The successors of Charles the Fifth may disdain their humble brethren of England, but the romance of Tom Jones,...the palace of the Escurial and the Imperial Eagle of the House of Austria.' It is a real triumph of rhetoric to have surrounded with so grandiose a setting...
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Space and the Eighteenth-Century English Novel, Volume 1

Simon Varey - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 220 pages
...Gibbon, who wrote in one of the six versions of his autobiography: The successors of Charles the fifth may disdain their brethren of England but the Romance...the palace of the Escurial and the Imperial Eagle of the house of Austria.19 It is curious that the Escorial should have been intended by its principal...
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The Boundaries of Fiction: History and the Eighteenth-century British Novel

Everett Zimmerman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 250 pages
...of My Life, ed. Betty Radice [London: Penguin, 1984], chap, i): "The successors of Charles the Fifth may disdain their brethren of England: but the romance...the palace of the Escurial and the imperial eagle of the house of Austria" (p. 42). 14 See Arnaldo Momigliano, Studies in Historiography (London: Weidenfeld...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 40

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1907
...— a fiction now exploded — and the connection of Fielding, the novelist, with Lord Denbigh : " The successors of Charles V. may disdain their brethren of England ; but the romance of Tom Jones will outlive the palace of the Escurial." So I would say to the present generation : " Your distant...
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The Practice of Cultural Analysis: Exposing Interdisciplinary Interpretation

Mieke Bal, Bryan Gonzales - Social Science - 1999 - 392 pages
...of England [it was widely believed in Gibbon's days that Fielding was a descendant of Charles V] ; but the romance of Tom Jones, that exquisite picture...palace of the Escurial, and the imperial eagle of the house of Austria." See Gibbon 1923: 4. 3. In the introduction to the Metamorphoses, Ovid informs...
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Historical Representation: F.R. Ankersmit

F. R. Ankersmit - History - 2001 - 321 pages
...brethren of England [it was widely believed in Gibbon's days that Fielding was a descendant of Charles V]; but the romance of Tom Jones, that exquisite picture...palace of the Escurial, and the imperial eagle of the house of Austria." See Gibbon, Autobiography, 4. 8. L. Braudy, Narrative Form in History and Fiction...
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The Historical Imagination in Early Modern Britain: History, Rhetoric, and ...

Donald R. Kelley, David Harris Sacks, Lee H. Hamilton - History - 1997 - 374 pages
...England, but the Romance of Tom 6 Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 1:6. Jones, that exquisite picture of human manners, will...the palace of the Escurial and the Imperial Eagle of the house of Austria.7 This last happens to have been Gibbon's only unequivocally correct prediction...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - Literary Collections - 2007 - 283 pages
...of the younger branch of the Earls of Denbigh, who drew their origin from the Counts of Hapsburgh. The successors of Charles V. may disdain their brethren...the palace of the Escurial and the Imperial Eagle of Austria."17 There can be no gainsaying the sentence of this great judge. To have your name mentioned...
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