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Use in Literature RomancingIn came the gentlemen, and instantly a new atmosphere seemed to pervade the drawing room, for with the first words uttered, several romances began.ndash;Louisa May Alcott in The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treherne's Temptation (A Christmas Story).The Iroquois romancer was better protected than the white one is.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Scouts of the Valley.He has, for example, by his critiques on Ingemann's romances, shown how far he is below the poetry which he censures.ndash;Hans Christian Andersen in True Story of My Life.As I was forced to bid farewell to my beautiful reveries and romances, I was to reject learning the truth on official authority.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in La Grande Breteche.Farewell, then, for me at least, to the romances and thrilling adventures in which we used ourselves to play the part of heroine.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Letters of Two Brides.He recognized the sensation which he had experienced from the perusal of one of those romances of Anne Radcliffe, in which the hero traverses the cold, sombre, and uninhabited saloons of some sad and desert spot.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Girl with the Golden Eyes.His behavior to Augustine is only met with in romances.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in At the Sign of the Cat & Racket.It sounds like the romances of chivalry, in which the hero, before obtaining the hand of the princess, is compelled to exterminate a dragon.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Lesser Bourgeoisie.In short, all the horrors that romancers suppose they have invented are still below the truth. You will know something of these pretty things; as for me, I am going to live in the country with my wife.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Colonel Chabert.Let us leave hearts out of the question. Business is business, and business is not carried on with sentimentality like romances.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Gobseck (tr Ellen Marriage).
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