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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: Fourth Earl of Orford, Volume 6

Horace Walpole - Authors, English - 1904
...down, and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intend) d 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...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 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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The Letters of Thomas Gray: Including the Correspondence of Gray ..., Volume 3

Thomas Gray - Poets, English - 1912
...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 Surrealist Parade

Wayne Andrews - Art - 1990 - 178 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 . . . that one evening I wrote...
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A Self-made Surrealist: Ideology and Aesthetics in the Work of Henry Miller

Caroline Blinder - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 170 pages
...began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to say or relate. The work grew . . . in short I was so engrossed with my tale, which I...in less than two months, that one evening I wrote until my hand and fingers were so weary I could not hold the pen to finish the sentence" Apart from...
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The Castle of Otranto

Horace Walpole - Fiction - 2001 - 159 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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The Trauma of Gender: A Feminist Theory of the English Novel

Helene Moglen - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 226 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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The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother

Horace Walpole - Fiction - 2003 - 357 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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Historical Boundaries, Narrative Forms: Essays on British Literature in the ...

Everett Zimmerman - Literary Collections - 2007 - 268 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" (Correspondence, 1:88; to William Cole, March 9, 1765). Again, the story...
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