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" It is true, that I neither can, nor do pretend, to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume, much less in the more important points of language and manners. "
The last days of Pompeii, by the author of 'Pelham'. by sir E. Bulwer Lytton - Page vi
by Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1854
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Novels: The last days of Pompeii. 1900

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - History - 1900
...reverently appropriate them for the moment : — "It is true that I neither can, nor do pretend, to the observation [observance?] of complete accuracy even...writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon, or in Norman-French [in Latin or in Greek], and which prohibits my sending forth this essay printed with...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 147

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - 1879
...his taste or pleasure may dictate.' And again : — 'I neither can nor do pretend to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume,...the more important points of language and manners. ... It is necessary, for exciting interest of any kind, that the subject assumed should be, as it were,...
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Garrett and the English Muse

Lia Noęmia Rodrigues Correia Raitt - Literary Criticism - 1983 - 146 pages
...and relative truth in O Chronista: It is true that I neither can nor do pretend to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume,...dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon or in Norman French, (...) prevents my attempting to confine myself within the limits of the period in which my story is...
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Aesthetic Illusion: Theoretical and Historical Approaches

Frederick Burwick, Walter Pape, University of California (System). Humanities Research Institute - Aesthetics - 1990 - 478 pages
...ancient colouring, like Scott had learned it from Goethe's Göt!^. An identical "complete accuracy [...] in matters of outward costume, much less in the more important points of language and manners" cannot be observed. But the same motive which prevents my writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon...
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Ivanhoe

Scott, Sir Walter, Walter Scott, Sr. - 2001 - 398 pages
...by the following considerations. It is true, that I neither can, nor do pretend, to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume,...which prevents my writing the dialogue of the piece hi Anglo-Saxon or in Norman-French, and which prohibits my sending forth to the public this essay printed...
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Still More Englishes

Manfred Görlach - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 240 pages
...Laurence Templeton (the supposed author of Ivanhoe) Scott speaks jokingly in the Dedicatory Epistle of the 'motive which prevents my writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon or in Norman French...' we find in fact that the dialogue in Ivanhoe is ... a mixed, artificially created language - a base...
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A Tîrt‰nelmi Reg‰ny

Gyîrgy Lukćcs - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 363 pages
Georg Lukács (1885–1971) is now recognized as one of the most innovative and best-informed literary critics of the twentieth century. Trained in the German philosophic ...
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