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" I possessed, it may be imagined, but cannot be described, with what delight I saw pieces of the same kind which had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilahs of my imagination, considered as the subject of sober research, grave commentary,... "
The American Quarterly Review - Page 214
by Robert Walsh - 1837
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Memoirs of the life of sir Walter Scott

John Gibson Lockhart - 1845
...Italiques of Ancient Poetry. As I had bceu from infancy devoted to legendary lore of this nature, aud only reluctantly withdrew my attention, from the scarcity...volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge platanus-tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbour ш the garden I have...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 10

Sir Walter Scott - Crafts & Hobbies - 1847
...pieces of the same kind which had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilah» of my imagination, considered as the subject of sober...best qualities of what his pious labour preserved. 1 remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge platanus-tree,...
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Narrative of the life of sir Walter Scott, bart., begun by himself and ...

John Gibson Lockhart - 1848
...saw pieces of the same kind which had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilahs of my imagination, considered as the subject of sober...commentary, and apt illustration, by an editor who shewed his poetical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labour preserved....
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Memoirs of the life of sir Walter Scott

John Gibson Lockhart - 1850
...secret the Delilahs of my imagination, considered as the subject of sober research, gravo commen ¿«y, and apt illustration, by an editor who showed his...volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge platanus-tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbour in the garden I have...
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The life of Sir Walter Scott, bart, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Literary Criticism - 1853 - 837 pages
...saw pieces of the same kind which had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilahs of my imagination, considered as the subject of sober...commentary, and apt illustration, by an editor who shewed his poetical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labour preserved....
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Reliques of Ancient English Poetry: Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs ...

Thomas Percy, Robert Aris Willmott - Ballads, English - 1859 - 610 pages
...says : — " I then first became acquainted with Bishop Percy's ' B*liques of Ancient English Poetry.' I remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge platanus-tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbour in the garden. The...
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Bishop Percy's Folio Manuscript: Ballads and Romances, Volume 2

Thomas Percy - Ballads, English - 1868
...saw pieces of the same kind which had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilahs of my imagination, considered as the subject of sober...commentary, and apt illustration by an editor who showed his practical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labour preserved. I...
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The Dublin University Magazine, Volume 71

History - 1868
...which had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilahs of my imagination, cousidered as the subject of sober research, grave commentary,...and apt illustration, by an editor, who showed his practical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labour had preserved....
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