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" On the other hand, novels, which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless all novelists. A surprising number have been read aloud to me, and I like all... "
The Imaginative Faculty: A Lecture Delivered at the Royal Institution May ... - Page 44
by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree - 1893 - 48 pages
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The Congregational Review, Volume 2, Part 1

Religion - 1887
...hand, novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...novel, according to my taste, does not come into the first-class unless it contains some person whom one can thoroughly love, and if a pretty woman, all...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin

Francis Darwin - 1887
...hand, novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...like all if moderately good, and if they do not end unhappily—against which a law ought to be passed. A novel, according to my taste, does not come into...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1888
...hand, novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...ought to be passed. A novel, according to my taste, docs not come into the first class unless it contains some person whom one can thoroughly love, and...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Part 228; Part 1888

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1888
...hand, novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...like all if moderately good, and if they do not end unhappily—against which a law ought to be passed. A novel, according to my taste, does not come into...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 166

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle - English literature - 1888
...of catastrophes, or a sad conclusion he could not bear. ' I like all if moderately good,' he said, ' and if they do not end unhappily — against which a law ought to be passed.' One most delightful trait in his character is the way in which he allowed himself to be ' chaffed '...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 176

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1888
...of catastrophes, or a sad conclusion he could not bear. " I like all if moderately good," he said, " and if they do not end unhappily — against which a law ought to be passed." One most delightful trait in his character is the way in which he allows himself to be " chaffed "...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 48

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1888
...hand, novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless all novelists. A novel," he adds, " according to my taste, does not come into the first class unless it contains some...
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Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 14

Sir Leslie Stephen - Great Britain - 1888
...follow a similar alternation of rest and work. His love of novels was not critical, for he has said, ' 1 like all if moderately good, and if they do not end unhappily.' They were, to quote his words again, ' a wonderful relief and pleasure ' to him, so that he would often...
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Literary News, Volumes 9-10

L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt - American literature - 1889
..." novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...thoroughly love, and if a pretty woman all the better." AUTOGRAPH WANTED. — According to the Detroit Free Press the principal of a public school in Pennsylvania...
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The Presbyterian Quarterly: 1889, Volume 3

Presbyterianism - 1889
...hand, novels which are works of the imagination, though not of a very high order, have been for years a wonderful relief and pleasure to me, and I often bless...novelists. A surprising number have been read aloud to me. . . . My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections...
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