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" ... 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... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 147
1819
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...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...months, that one evening I wrote, from the time I had drank my tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning; when my hands and fingers...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - Adventurer - 1810 - 499 pages
...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...glad to think of any thing rather than politics. In _short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that one evening...
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Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1810
...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 polities. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...grew fond of it. Add, that 1 was very glad to think of any thing rather than polltics. In short, 1 was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that one evening I wrute from the time I had drunk ray tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning,...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1814
...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...months, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drank tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning, when my hand and fingers...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1816 - 524 pages
...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...very glad to think of any thing rather than politics. la short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two/ months, that one evening...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 4

1819
...designed to illustrate " the pains of fastidious egotism," in " Calamities of Authors." Vol. ip 100. grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. — Add,...engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two mouths*, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drunk my tea, about six o'clock, till half an...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...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...months, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drank my tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning, when my hands and fingers...
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The Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823 - 659 pages
...sat down and began to write, without knowing hi the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that...months, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drank my tea, about six o'clock, till hah0 an hour after one in the morning, when my hands and fingers...
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Lives of the novelists, Volumes 1-2

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - Novelists, English - 1825
...romantic fiction, as well as for historical controversy. what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that...politics. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which 1 completed in less than two months, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drank my tea, about...
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