Paul Clifford, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer-Lytton [with an appendix entitled] Tomlinsoniana; or, The posthumous writings of A. Tomlinson [really by sir E. Bulwer-Lytton?]. (Google eBook)
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Page iv - Do you remember the summer days, which seemed to me so short, when you repeated to me those old ballads with which Percy revived the decaying spirit of our national muse, or the smooth couplets of Pope, or those gentle and polished verses with the composition of which you had beguiled your own earlier leisure...
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Page iv - From your graceful and accomplished taste, I early learned that, affection for literature which has exercised so large an influence over the pursuits of my life ; and you who were my first guide, were my earliest critic.
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