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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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Memoirs of Eminent Etonians: With Notices of the Early History of Eton College

Edward Shepherd Creasy - Eton College - 1850 - 504 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, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries: Including ..., Volume 2

Eliot Warburton - 1851
...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. lu short I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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The Treasury of Knowledge and Library Reference

Samuel Maunder - Classical dictionaries - 1853
...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 tea (about six o'clock) till half an hour past one in the morning, when my hands and fingers...
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The Etymological Compendium: Or, Portfolio of Origins and Inventions

William Pulleyn - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853 - 443 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 than politics. In short, I was BO engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months, that one evening I wrote from...
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The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford, Volume 4

Horace Walpole - Authors, English - 1857
...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 was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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Mosaics

Frederick Saunders - Essays - 1859 - 408 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, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 62

1860
...down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to -say or relate. Tlie 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 was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches

Julia Kavanagh - Authors, English - 1862 - 330 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 glad to think of anything rather than politics. In short . I was BO engrossed with my tale, which I...
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The Panorama, a look all round at passing events

1863
...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 was so engrossed with my Tale, which I completed in less...
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A century of anecdote from 1760 to 1860, Volume 1

John Timbs - Anecdotes - 1864
...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 was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less...
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