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" He wrote an account of them ; but 'twas nothing but the account of his miserable feelings. I met Smelfungus in the grand portico of the Pantheon : he was just coming out of it. 'Tis nothing but a huge cockpit,* said he. "
Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished Persons - Page 156
by Walter Scott - 1834
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Laurence Sterne and the Visual Imagination

William Blake Gerard - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 251 pages
...(observe he was a Dutchman)" d. "A little French debonnaire captain, who came dancing down the street" e. "I had heard he had fallen foul upon the goddess, and used her worse than a common strumpet" f. "... C'est un garcon de bonne fortune" g. " — and the whole city, like the heart of one man, opened...
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Art and Money in the Writings of Tobias Smollett

William Gibson - Art - 2007 - 227 pages
...Smollett's description of the Medici Veniu. According to the narrator of A Sentimental Journey, Smelfungus "had fallen foul upon the goddess, and used her worse...a common strumpet without the least provocation in nature."4 Smollett's aesthetic reaction to the statue, according to Sterne and those he was parroting,...
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