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" ... a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 152
1926
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...composition of his Pamela, as a warning to young people ; and with a hope that it would ' turn them into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance writing.' The work was written in about three months, and published in 1741, with such success,...
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British Novelists and Their Styles: Being a Critical Sketch of the History ...

David Masson - English fiction - 1859 - 312 pages
...possibly turn young people into a course of reading diiferent from the pomp and parade of romance writing, and, dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." Remembering to have heard, many years before, of a poor girl who, after resisting all the arts and...
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British Novelists and Their Styles: Being a Critical Sketch of the History ...

David Masson - English fiction - 1859 - 308 pages
...a story in an easy and natural manner, " he might possibly introduce a new species of writing that might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance writing, and, dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound,...
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British Novelists and Their Styles: Being a Critical Sketch of the History ...

David Masson - English fiction - 1859 - 308 pages
...easy and natural manner, "he might possibly " introduce a new species of writing that might pos" sibly turn young people into a course of reading " different from the pomp and parade of romance" writing, and, dismissing the improbable and mar" vellous, with which novels generally abound,...
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British Novelists and Their Styles: Being a Critical Sketch of the History ...

David Masson - English fiction - 1859 - 308 pages
...different from the pomp and parade of romance" writing, and, dismissing the improbable and mar" vellous, with which novels generally abound, might " tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." Remembering to have heard many years before of a poor girl who, after resisting all the arts and persecution...
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Methodist Review, Volume 42

1860
...became an author, rather as an amateur than professionally. With the confession of the wish that he " might possibly turn young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance writing, and, dismissing the improbable and marvelous with which novels generally abound, might...
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The popular history of England, Volume 7

Charles Knight - 1861
...: " I thought the story, if written in an easy and natural manner suitable to the simplicity of it, might possibly turn young people into a course of...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." The novels to which Richardson alludes were not of English growth ; for, with the exception of Defoe,...
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Biography: Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Volume 5

Charles Knight - Biography - 1867
...manner suitable to the simplicity of it, might possibly turn young people into a course of rending different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing,...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." The re^-ult was the composition of the first part of ' Pamela,' the two large volumes of which were...
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The English Cyclopaedia

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1867
...story, if written in an easy and natural manner suitable to the simplicity of it, might possibly turo young people into a course of reading different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing, and, clismissini; the improbable and marvellous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote...
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Pamela; or, Virtue rewarded [ed. by T. Archer].

Samuel Richardson - England - 1873 - 540 pages
...he says, " I thought if written in an easy and natural manner, suitable to the simplicity of it ; it might possibly turn young people into a course of...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." Although " Pamela " was Richardson's first work, and is generally ranked below " Sir Charles Grandison...
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