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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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Folia Litteraria: Essays and Notes on English Literature

John Wesley Hales - English literature - 1893 - 367 pages
...subject of sober research, grave commentary, and apt illustration by an editor who showed his practical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities...volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge plantaine tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbour in the garden I...
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Folia Litteraria: Essays and Notes on English Literature

John Wesley Hales - English literature - 1893 - 367 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 showed his practical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labour preserved. I...
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Story of the life of sir Walter Scott, revised, with additions, incl. the ...

Robert Chambers - 1894
...cannot be described, with what delight I saw pieces of the same kind which had amused my childhood, and considered as the subject of sober research, grave...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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Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Sir Walter Scott - 1897
...Delivered. But, above all, I then first became acquainted with Bishop Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry. I remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a hugh platanus-tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbor in the garden...
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A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

Henry Augustin Beers - Fiction - 1898 - 455 pages
...recorded in an oft-quoted passage the impression that Percy's volumes made upon him in his school-days: "I remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge plantain tree in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbor in the garden I have...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1901
...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...of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labor preserved. I remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath...
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Sir Walter Scott's Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Volume 1

Thomas Finlayson Henderson - Ballads, English - 1902 - 2 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 research, grave commentary, and apt illustration bv an editor who showed his poetical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - 1902
...pieces of the same kind which 1 had amused my childhood, and still continued in secret the Delilahs of my imagination, considered as the subject ' of sober research, grave commentary, and apt illustra', tion, by an editor who showed his poetical genius was j capable of emulating the best qualities...
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Primer [first-fifth] Reader, Book 5

Joseph Henry Wade, Emma Sylvester - Readers - 1908
...of ballads of the border compiled by Bishop Percy. Speaking of this collection, Walter Scott says: " I remember well the spot where I read these volumes...ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbor in the garden. hour of dinner, was sought for with anxiety, and was still found entranced in...
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