The Rise of the Novel of Manners: A Study of English Prose Fiction Between 1600 and 1740

Columbia University Press, 1911 - 272 pages
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Page 82 - Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Page 3 - As Also, All the Noble Acts, and Heroicke Deeds of his Valiant Knights of the Round Table.
Page 81 - His eyes were the most aweful that could be seen and very piercing, the white of 'em being like snow, as were his teeth. His nose was rising and Roman, instead of African and flat His mouth, the finest shaped that could be seen, far from those great turned lips, which are so natural to the rest of the Negroes.
Page 36 - Calling. Tales in Verse by Mr. Durfey : bound in red leather, gilt on the back, and doubled down in several places. All the Classic Authors in Wood. A set of Elzevirs by the same Hand. Clelia : which opened of itself in the place that describes two lovers in a bower.
Page 81 - He was pretty tall, but of a shape the most exact that can be fancied; the most famous statuary " could not form the figure of a man more admirably turned from head to foot. His face was not of that brown, rusty black which most of that nation are, but a perfect ebony, or polished jet. His eyes were the most awful that could be seen, and very piercing; the white of them being like snow, as were his teeth.
Page 36 - I find my wife troubled at my checking her last night in the coach, in her long stories out of Grand Cyrus? which she would tell, though nothing to the purpose, nor in any good manner.
Page 86 - Memoirs of Europe, Towards the Close of the Eighth Century. Written by Eginardus, Secretary and Favourite to Charlemagne; And done into English by the Translator of the New Atalantis.
Page 149 - Cloth, 12mo, pp. xii + 250. Price, $2.00 net. The Oriental Tale in England in the Eighteenth Century.
Page 51 - Novels are of a more familiar nature ; come near us, and represent to us intrigues in practice, delight us with accidents and odd events, but not such as are wholly unusual or unpresidented, such which not being so distant from our belief bring also the pleasure nearer us. Romances give more of wonder, novels more delight.
Page 178 - PANTHALIA : or the royal romance. A discourse stored with infinite variety in relation to state-government and passages of matchless affection gracefully interveined, and presented on a theatre of tragical and comical state, in a successive continuation to these times. Faithfully and ingenuously rendred.

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