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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 Best Letters of Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole - 1890 - 305 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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Letters of Horace Walpole, Volume 2

Horace Walpole - English letters - 1890
...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

Austin Dobson - 1890
...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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 273

English periodicals - 1892
...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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The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth ...

Phelps, William Lyon Phelps - English literature - 1893 - 192 pages
...intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. ... In short, I was . . . engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months." It was in June, 1764, that Walpole began his story, and he completed it August 6. It was published...
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The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth ...

Phelps, William Lyon Phelps - English literature - 1893 - 192 pages
...intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. ... In short, I was . . . engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months." It was in June, 1764, that Walpole began his story, and he completed it August 6. It was published...
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The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth ...

Phelps, William Lyon Phelps - English literature - 1893 - 192 pages
...intended to say or relate. The work grew on my hands, and I grew fond of it. ... In short, I was . . . engrossed with my tale, which I completed in less than two months." It was in June, 1764, that Walpole began his story, and he completed it August 6. It was published...
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The Life and Poetical Works of George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1901 - 584 pages
...Add, that I was vcrv glad to think of anything rather (linn politics. In short, 1 was so impressed with my tale, which I 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 Gothic romance

Hans Reinhard Möbius - English fiction - 1902 - 143 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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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - Authors, English - 1903
...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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