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" What in your opinion is the meaning of the word sentimental, so much in vogue among the polite. . . . Everything clever and agreeable is comprehended in that word. ... I am frequently astonished to hear such a one is a sentimental man; we were a sentimental... "
The correspondence of Samuel Richardson ...: selected from the original ... - Page 282
by Samuel Richardson - 1804
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The Cornhill Magazine

1880
...of the earliest discussions of the word. "What," asks Lady I?radshaigh (writing to him about 1749), "is the meaning of the word sentimental, so much in...polite, both in town and country ? In letters and common conversations I have asked several who made use of it, and have generally received for answer, it is...
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The Works of Samuel Richardson: Pamela

Samuel Richardson, Leslie Stephen - 1883
...noticed in a letter of Lady Bradshaigh's, written apparently in 1749. 'What is the meaning,' she asks, ' of the word sentimental, so much in vogue amongst the polite, both in town and country ? Everything clever and agreeable is comprehended in that word ; but I am convinced a wrong interpretation...
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Works of Samuel Richardson: Pamela; or Virtue rewarded

Samuel Richardson, Sir Leslie Stephen - English literature - 1883
...noticed in a letter of Lady Bradshaigh's, written apparently in 1749. 'What is the meaning,' she asks, ' of the word sentimental, so much in vogue amongst the polite, both in town and country ? Everything clever and agreeable is comprehended in that word ; but I am convinced a wrong interpretation...
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Bausteine: Zeitschrift für neuenglische wortforschung: ubter ..., Volume 1

1906
...noticed in a letter of Lady Bradshaiglis, written apparently in 1749." Die volle Briefstelle lautet: "Pray, Sir, give me leave to ask you (I forgot it...polite, both in town and country, in letters and common conversations? I have asked several who make use of it, and have generally received for answer, it...
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Bausteine: Zeitschrift für neuenglische Wortforschung, Volume 1

Leon Kellner, Gustav Krüger - English language - 1906
...noticed in a letter of Lad}' Bradshaighs, written apparently in 1749." Die volle Briefstelle lautet: "Pray, Sir, give me leave to ask you (I forgot it...polite, both in town and country, in letters and common conversations? I have asked several who make use of it, and have generally received for answer, it...
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The Advance of the English Novel

William Lyon Phelps - American fiction - 1916 - 334 pages
...favour; so much so, that on 9 January, 1750, Lady Bradshaigh wrote directly to Bichardson for a decision. "What, in your opinion, is the meaning of the word...vogue amongst the polite, both in town and country?" Every one wore their hearts on their sleeves in those days, for daws to pick at; and Sterne, the real...
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Samuel Richardson: Minute Particulars Within the Large Design

Marijke Rudnik-Smalbraak - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 291 pages
...though its usage may already have been maddeningly promiscuous. In a letter assigned to 1749 she wrote: Pray, sir, give me leave to ask you (I forgot it before)...who make use of it, and have generally received for an answer, it is - it is - sentimental. Everything clever and agreeable is comprehended in that word;...
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The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth-Century Novel

John Richetti - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 283 pages
...puzzling over an adjective that was not only modish but also, apparently, applicable to almost anything: What, in your opinion, is the meaning of the word sentimental, so much in vogue amongst the polite . . . Everything clever and agreeable is comprehended in that word ... I am frequently astonished to...
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The Pure Language of the Heart: Sentimentalism in the Netherlands 1775-1800

Annemieke Meijer - Criticism - 1998 - 197 pages
..."sentimental", is Lady Bradshaigh's letter to Samuel Richardson in 1749: Pray, Sir, give me leave to ask you (1 forgot it before) what, in your opinion, is the meaning of the word sentimental, so much in vogue among the polite, both in town and country? 1n letters and common conversation, 1 have asked several...
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