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" To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm, and power of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible. False priests, false prophets, false doctors, false patriots, false prodigies... "
Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty - Page 372
by Charles Dickens - 1868
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The Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 19

Body, Mind & Spirit - 1846
...the authors have learned that, in the language of Dickens, " to surround anything, however monstrous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret...of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible." Novel-writing is in fact a species of quackery as real, if not as palpable, as that which is evinced...
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The Phrenological Journal and Magazine of Moral Science from the year 1846 ...

The Phrenological Journal and Magazine of Moral Science from the year 1846 VOL.XIX - 1846
...the authors have learned that, in the language of Dickens. " to surround anything, however monstrous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret...of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible." Novel-writing is in fact a species of quackery as real, if not as palpable, as that which is evinced...
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The London Lancet: A Journal of British and Foreign Medical and ..., Volume 2

Medicine - 1852
...advance of the imperial legislature. THE SUFFOLK IMPOSTURE. To surround any absurdity, however trifling or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it with an attraction and charm apparently irresistable to the majority of mankind. Credulity is the source...
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English grammar and composition

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1853
...being the greatest general of his age would not have satisfied him. CHANNING. To surround anything with an air of mystery, is to invest it with a secret charm. DICKENS. RULE XI. 212. When the verb to be stands between two nominatives, one singular and the...
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Pickwick papers. Barnaby Rudge. Sketches by Boz

Charles Dickens - 1868
...more seed." said Qashford as he closed the window. ' When will the harvest come ! " CHAPTER XXXVII. To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous, with an air of mystery, Ы to invest it with a secret charm, and power of at traction which to the crowd is irresistible. False...
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Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 5

Medical - 1870
...following key: A key to every imposture and villainy. "To surround everything, however monstrous and ridiculous, with an air of mystery, is to invest it...false prophets, false doctors, false patriots, false prodigees of every kind, veiling their proceedings in mystery, have always addressed themselves at...
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The rudiments of English grammar and analysis

Ernest Adams - English language - 1871 - 114 pages
...mystery. rich and powerful, were impossibilities to a mind so constituted. /. To surround anything with an air of mystery is to invest it with a secret charm. g. To spend too much time in studies is sloth; to use them too much for ornaments is affectation. h....
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First work in English: grammar and composition taught by a comparative study ...

Alexander Falconer Murison - 1875
...our fate. 4. To do a thing imperfectly is often worse than letting it alone. 5. To surround anything with an air of mystery is to invest it with a secret charm. 6. To know them once is to know them always; to love them once is to love them for ever. 7. Touching...
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Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens - Gordon Riots, 1780 - 1881 - 1051 pages
...THIRTY-SEVENTH. To snrronnd any thing, however monstrons or riclicnlons, with an air of mystery, is to invest H with a secret charm, and power of attraction which...doctors, false patriots, false prodigies of every kind, vailing their proceedings in mystery, have always addressed themselves at an immense advantage to the...
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Taalstudie, Volumes 7-8

Philology, Modern - 1886
...(Ibid. Ch. 33). 24 t plain and candid answer. (Dickens. Barnaby Rudge, Oh. 15). SCKBOUSD INVEST. To surround anything, however monstrous or ridiculous,...of attraction which to the crowd is irresistible. (Ibid. Ch. 87). ASSWER REPLY. The gentleman occasionally thundered out some question , the tone...
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