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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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A First Sketch of English Literature, Part 3

Henry Morley - English literature - 1873 - 914 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." The book, as first complete in two volumes, was written in two months, from November loth, 1739, to...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 665 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." The book, as first complete in two volumes, was written in two months, from Nov. 10, 1739, to Jan....
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1879 - 665 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,...
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A History of English Prose Fiction from Sir Thomas Malory to George Eliot

Bayard Tuckerman - English fiction - 1882 - 352 pages
...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...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." Such was the origin of a novel destined to make a new era in English fiction. It is evident that Richardson...
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A History of English Prose Fiction from Sir Thomas Malory to George Eliot

Bayard Tuckerman - English fiction - 1882 - 331 pages
...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 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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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - English language - 1883
...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...romance-writing; and dismissing the improbable and marvelous with which novels generally abound, might tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue."...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Sergeant Perry - English literature - 1883 - 450 pages
...turn young people into a course of reading" different from the pomp and parade of romance - writing, and dismissing the improbable and marvellous, with...tend to promote the cause of religion and virtue." We find him, then, obeying the spirit of his time by reacting against the decaying romantic novels,...
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The English Novel and the Principle of Its Development

Sidney Lanier - English fiction - 1883 - 293 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 reading different from the pomp and parade of romanceL writing, and .... promote the cause of religion and virtue ; " and in the preface to the continuation...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Sergeant Perry - English literature - 1883 - 450 pages
...it is important to notice that, by his own confession, he was desirous of writing something " 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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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Sergeant Perry - English literature - 1883 - 500 pages
...it is important to notice that, by his own confession, he was desirous of writing something " 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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