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" I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 148
1819
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...the uppermost banister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...the upper-. most banister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...kiair-casc, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening 1 sat down, and began to write, without knotting in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my haivls, and I grew fond of it. Add, that 1 was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1814
...the uppermost bannister of a great stair-case, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or .relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1816 - 524 pages
...the uppermost bannister of a great stair-case, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended td say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I ' was very glad to...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 4

1819
...DEAR SIR, — I had time to write but a short note with the Castle of Otranto. Your partiality tome and Strawberry, have, I hope, inclined you to excuse...fastidious egotism," in " Calamities of Authors." VoLi. p. 10ft grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. — Add, that I was very glad to think of any...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4

England - 1819
...Otranto. Your partiality to me and Straw. berry, have, I hope, inclined you to excuse the wildncss of the story. You will even have found some traits..." Calamities of Authors." Vol. ip 100. grew on my bands, and I grew fond of it. — Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than politics....
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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The novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823
...the uppermost bannister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat — for as for cc ccc, they are nothing but parentheses, and the common in.i and outs incident t grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 11

Anecdotes - 1826
...the uppermost banister of a great staircase, I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening I sat down, and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it ; so that I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...
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