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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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Samuel Richardson

Austin Dobson - 1902 - 214 pages
...natural manner, suitably to the simplicity of it, might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." ' His wife, with a young lady friend who lived witKThem, grew interested in the book during its progress,...
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A Study of Prose Fiction

Bliss Perry - Fiction - 1902 - 406 pages
...letters on the useful concerns of common life which his friends, the booksellers, had wished — 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 the marvelous, with which novels generally abound,...
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A Study of Prose Fiction

Bliss Perry - American fiction - 1902 - 406 pages
..."different from the pomp and parade of romance writing, and dismissing the improbable and the marvelous, with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." " To promote the cause of relif . , „ , , Fielding. gion and virtue was somewhat ostentatiously announced...
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The English Novel: A Study in the Development of Personality

Sidney Lanier - English fiction - 1903 - 302 pages
...moral purpose of his book, saying that he thinks it might " introduce a new species of writing that might possibly turn young people into a course of...different from the pomp and parade of romancewriting, and . . . promote the cause of religion and virtue;" and in the preface to the continuation beforementioned...
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American Literary Criticism, Selected and Ed: With an Introductory Essay

William Morton Payne - American essays - 1904 - 318 pages
...moral purpose of his book, saying that he thinks it might "introduce a new species of writing that might possibly turn young people into a course of...different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing, and . . . promote the cause of religion and virtue;" and in the preface to the continuation before-mentioned...
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Sir Joshua and His Circle, Volume 1

Joseph Fitzgerald Molloy - Artists - 1906 - 639 pages
...natural manner, suitably to the simplicity of it, 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, might...
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Samuel Richardson. [Selections] by S. Kaye-Smith

Samuel Richardson - 1911
...natural manner, suitable to the simplicity of it, might possibly introduce a new species of writing, that might possibly turn young people into a course of...marvellous with which novels generally abound, might promote the cause of religion and virtue." Pamela was published anonymously in 1740, and was received...
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The Great English Novelists, Volume 1

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - English fiction - 1911
...his successors continued to use it. Pamela was commenced solely as a moral tract in the hope that it "might possibly turn young people into a course of...dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with which fiction generally abounds, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." In another place...
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The Great English Novelists, Volume 1

William James Dawson, Coningsby Dawson - English fiction - 1911
...successors continued to use it. Pamela wa^ .'commenced solely as a moral tract in the hope that it r might possibly turn young people into a course of...different from the pomp and parade of romance-writing, , dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with wb',^ fiction generally abounds, might tencLto promote...
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The English Novel

George Saintsbury - English fiction - 1913 - 319 pages
...story of Pamela. In shaping this into letters he thought it might be a " new species of writing that might possibly turn young people into a course of...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." His wife and " a young lady living with them," to whom he had read some of it, used to come into his...
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