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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 Argosy, Volume 18

Mrs. Henry Wood, Charles William Wood - Adventure stories, English - 1874
...knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew in my hands, and I grew fond of it. In short I was so engrossed with my tale, which I completed in two months, that one evening I wrote from the time I had drank tea, about six o'clock, till half-an-hour...
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Memorials of Twickenham: Parochial and Topographical

Richard Stuteley Cobbett - Twickenham (London, England) - 1872 - 428 pages
...knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. In short, I was so engrossed with my tale, which I...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 hand and fingers...
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A Century of Anecdote from 1760 to 1860

John Timbs - Anecdotes - 1873 - 597 pages
...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...completed in less than two months, that one evening- 1 wrote from the time I had drunk my tea, about six o'clock, till half an hour after one in the morning-,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 142

English literature - 1876
...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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The Quarterly Review, Volume 142

English literature - 1876
...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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Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers: With Other Essays, Volume 2

Abraham Hayward - Authors - 1880
...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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Sketches of eminent statesmen and writers, with other ..., Issue 290, Volume 2

Abraham Hayward - 1880
...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 lees...
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The Old English Baron: A Gothic Story

Clara Reeve - English fiction - 1883 - 405 pages
...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...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 Old English Baron: A Gothic Story

Clara Reeve - English fiction - 1883 - 405 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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Horace Walpole, a Memoir: With an Appendix of Books Printed at the ...

Austin Dobson - Authors, English - 1890 - 333 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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