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" It is a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read it all through — all made out of an Old Bailey story, that might have been told in ten lines and only wants forgetting... "
The ring and the book: With an introduction by Edward Dowden, and four ... - Page x
by Robert Browning, Edward Dowden - 1912 - 506 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 117

American literature - 1916
...comment on Browning's The Ring and the Boole ran thus : ' A wonderful book, one of the most wonderful ever written. I reread it all through — all made...been told in ten lines, and only wants forgetting." Yet the best part of Sartor Resartus is its beauty, and there are in The French Revolution many passages...
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Public Opinion, Volume 3

History - 1887
...wonderful book ; one of the most wonderful poams ever written. I reread it all through — all made out out of an Old Bailey story, that might have been told in ten lines, and only wants forgetting.' " At the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the granting of the present charter of Columbia...
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Life of Thomas Carlyle

Richard Garnett, John Parker Anderson - Authors, Scottish - 1887 - 186 pages
...compliment Browning on "The Ring and the Book," he remarked, with all seriousness: "It's a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read...been told in ten lines, and only wants forgetting ! " He favoured Prince Napoleon with this proof of the advantage of discipline : " In a few months...
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Anne Gilchrist, her life and writings

Anne Burrows Gilchrist, William Michael Rossetti - 1887 - 368 pages
...somehow ultimately found himself landed in the reverse of a compliment:— c It is a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read it all through—all made out of an Old Bailey story, that might have been told in ten lines and only wants...
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The Brotherhood of Letters

John Rogers Rees - Authors - 1889 - 271 pages
...the result that what he did say was not entirely a compliment. " It is a wonderful book," he said ; " one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read...been told in ten lines, and only wants forgetting." XII. "FOUND AGAIN IN THE HEART OF A FRIEND." " Perhaps the best of a song heard, or of any and all...
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Memorial Meeting Held at May Memorial Church, Jan. 9, 1890

Browning club, Syracuse, N.Y. - Literary Criticism - 1890 - 94 pages
...his signal performance in writing The Ring and the Book, he said to him : " It is a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems " ever written. I...been told in ten lines, and only " wants forgetting." This was the highest tribute the brusque Scotsman knew to pay his honored friend, however equivocal...
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Letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti to William Allingham, 1854-1870

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Allingham - Artists - 1897 - 307 pages
...somehow ultimately found himself landed in the reverse of a compliment ' — ' It is a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read...been told in ten lines, and only wants forgetting.' GDR seemed himself to lean a little to this view, and to think there was perversity in the choice of...
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - Authors, English - 1897 - 384 pages
...the most wondcrlul poems ever written. I re-read it all through ; ' and he graciouiily added, ' nil made out of an Old Bailey story that might have been told in ten lines, and only wants forgetting.' To Mr. Swinburne the Guido is ' so triumphant a thing that on its own ground it can b« matched by...
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A HANDBOOK OF ENGLISH LITERATURE ORIGINALLY COMPILED BY AUSTIN DOBSON

W. HALL GRIFFIN - 1897
...ourselves to the bare mention of a few impressions. To Browning's friend Carlyle it was ' a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read it all through ;' and he graciously added, ' all made out of an Old Bailey story that might have been told in ten...
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A handbook of English literature

William Hall Griffin - Literary Collections - 1897 - 384 pages
...ourselves to the bare mention of a few impressions. To Browning's friend Carlyle it was ' a wonderful book, one of the most wonderful poems ever written. I re-read it all through ; ' a,nd he graciously added, 4 all made out of an Old Bailey story that might have been told in ten...
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