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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 Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford: Including Numerous ..., Volume 5

Horace Walpole - 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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The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 6

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825
...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 letters of Horace Walpole, [ed. by J. Wright].

Horace Walpole (4th earl of Orford.) - 1842
...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...my tale, which I completed in less than two months, ' In the first edition of this work, of which but very few copies were printed, the title ran thus:—...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 2

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1842
...without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew loud of it. Add, that I was very glad to think of any thing...completed in less than two months, that one evening 1 wrote from the time I had drunk tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning,...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole: 1759-1769

Horace Walpole - Authors, English - 1842
...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...my tale, which I completed in less than two months, • In the first edition of this work, of which but very few copies were printed, the title ran thus:—"...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated ...

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1845 - 443 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...any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so engross^d with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that one evening I wrote from the...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...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...completed in less than two months, that one evening 1 wrote from the time I had drank my tea, abuut six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning,...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Revised Edition, Volumes 1-2

Anecdotes - 1847
...my hands, and I grew fond of it; so that I was very glad to think of anything rather than polities. nation; and was so desirous of showing them in the...still as much their superior, as when he headed his g drank my tea, abont six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning; when my hands and fingers...
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The Life and Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1847 - 587 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 I was very glad to think of anything rather than politics. In short, was so impressed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Walter Scott - 1848
...say or relate. The work grew on my htinds, and 1 grew fond of it. Add, that 1 was very glad tothink of any thing rather than politics. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed ill less than two monlhs, that one evening 1 wrote from the time I had drank my tea, about six o'clock,...
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