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" ... 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 if moderately good,... "
The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Page 81
by Francis Darwin - 1887
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The Congregational Review, Volume 2, Part 1

Religion - 1887
...been read aloud to me, and I 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 the first-class unless it contains some person whom one can thoroughly love, and if a pretty woman, all...
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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
...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...thoroughly love, and if a pretty woman all the better." He comments on this decadence of his taste as a curious and lamentable loss, " which is all the odder,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 143

Scotland - 1888
...taste for fine scenery, but it does not cause me the exquisite delight which it formerly did. . . . This curious and lamentable loss of the higher aesthetic...odder, as books on history, biographies, and travels, and essays on all sorts ot subjects, interest me as much as ever they did. My mind seems to havebecome...
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The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin: Including an ..., Volume 1

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1888
...been read aloud to me, and I 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, docs not come into the first class unless it contains some person whom one can thoroughly love, and...
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Literary News, Volumes 9-10

L. Pylodet, Augusta Harriet (Garrigue) Leypoldt - American literature - 1889
...been read aloud to me, and I like all if moderately good, and if they do not end unhappily against which a law ought to be passed. A novel, according...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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Charles Darwin: His Life Told in an Autobiographical Chapter, and ..., Volume 5

Charles Darwin - Naturalists - 1892 - 348 pages
...all if moderately good, and if they do not end unhappily against which CH. II.] CHARACTER ISTICS. a law ought to be passed. A novel, according to my...better. This curious and lamentable loss of the higher testhetlc tastes is all the odder, as books on history, biographies, and travels (independently of...
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The Academy: A Journal of Secondary Education, Volume 7

Education - 1892
...my taste, does not come into the first-class unless it contains some person whom one can thorougly love, and if a pretty woman, all the better. " This...curious and lamentable loss of the higher aesthetic taste is all the odder as books on history, biographies, and travels (independently of any scientific...
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The Academy, Volume 7

Education - 1892
...read aloud to me, and I 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 the first-class unless it contains some person whom one can thorougly love, and if a pretty woman, all...
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Darwinianism: Workmen and Work

James Hutchison Stirling - Evolution - 1894 - 358 pages
...novels, he would have a law passed against their ending unhappily. It is in the same spirit he avows, " A novel, according to my taste, does not come into...thoroughly love, and if a pretty woman all the better " (what would one's wife say) ! " He would on no account know beforehand how a story finished." He...
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Library Journal, Volume 20

Melvil Dewey, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter, Bertine Emma Weston, Karl Brown, Helen E. Wessells - Libraries - 1895
...have been read to me, and I 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 under the best class unless it contains some person whom one can truly love, and if a pretty woman,...
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