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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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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 11

Anecdotes - 1826
...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...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 Etymological Compendium, Or, Portfolio of Origins and Inventions ...

William Pulleyn - London (England) - 1830 - 356 pages
...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...In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I comDieted in less than two months, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drank tea (about six...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - France - 1834
...least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, «hat I was very glad to think of any thing rather than...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 Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe: With His Letters and ..., Volume 4

George Crabbe - 1834 - 336 pages
...sat down and began to write, without knowing in the least what 1 intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. Add, that...any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so impressed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that one evening I wrote from the...
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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - English literature - 1834
...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...very glad to think of any thing rather than politics. ID short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that one evening...
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The borough, continued. Occasional pieces. The world of dreams. Tales

George Crabbe - 1834
...write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. Die work grew on my hands, and 1 grew fond of it. Add, that I was very glad to think...any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so impressed with my tale, which I completed In leu than two months, that one evening I wrote from the...
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Correspondence ... with George Montagu ... hon. H.S. Conway [and ..., Volume 2

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1837
...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 1 The first edition of this work, of which but very few copies were printed, is now extremely rare....
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The Percy Anecdotes, Revised Edition: To which is Added, a Valuable ...

Anecdotes - 1852
...fond of it ; so that I was very glad to think of anything rather than politics. In short, 1 was во engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...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 Percy Anecdotes ...

Anecdotes - 1839
...relat..'. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it; so that I was very glad to think of anything rather than politics. In short, I was so engrossed...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 letters of Horace Walpole [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1840
...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 anything, rather than politics. In short, I Muralto, Canon of the Church of St. Nicholas at Otranto....
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