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" There was a half-sigh floating through his pages for those days of intellectual coxcombry, when ideas come to us affecting the embraces of virgins, and swear to us they are ours alone, and no one else have they ever visited: and we believe them. For an... "
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of a Father and a Son - Page 5
by George Meredith - 1888 - 472 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 125

American literature - 1920
...that could be quoted against his enemies; certainly he WBB not the last. — The Devil's Dictionary.] 'I EXPECT that woman will be the last thing civilized by man,' wrote Sir Austin Feverel, in the most brilliant of the imaginary books in our language. It is an utterance...
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The Contemporary Review, Volume 54

Literature - 1888
...Wit, which does not reside in the heart, is responsible for some of the aphorisms about woman, as : " I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man ;" or ''man grows, woman does not;" or "Alas! that in calamity woman cannot stitch ;" or " Who can...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 49; Volume 112

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1889
...Wit, which does not reside in the heart, is responsible for some of the aphorisms about woman, as : "I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man ;" or " man grows, woman does not ;" or " Alas ! that in calamity woman cannot stitch ;" or " Who can...
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George Meredith: Some Characteristics

Richard Le Gallienne - 1890 - 168 pages
...world, which delights not to quote against itself what woman can hardly quote in her own behalf. G " I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man " is often on its lips, apparently unsuspecting that the saying may be two-edged and the advantages...
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Poet Lore, Volume 7

Literature - 1895
...completely in his attitude towards the fair sex. Contrast his first aphorism which greets you, — "I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man," — with this amendment jotted down later on after an indefinite lingering of Lady B. in his company,...
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The Works of George Meredith, Volume 2

George Meredith - English literature - 1896
...youth had manifestly gone from him, since he had ceased to be jealous of the ancients. There was a half-sigh floating through his pages for those days...Wheatsheaves, which stood on the title-page of the book, 3 formed the crest of Sir Austin Absworthy Bearne Feverel, Baronet, of Raynham Abbey, in a certain...
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The Principles of Criticism: An Introduction to the Study of Literature

William Basil Worsfold - Criticism - 1897 - 284 pages
...Mr. Meredith starts Sir Austin Feverel on that educational experiment which ended so disastrously : ' I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man.' Or again, we might turn to Shakespeare, and, while rendering homage to the infinite perfection of his...
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Victorian Prose Masters: Thackeray--Carlyle--George Eliot--Matthew Arnold ...

William Crary Brownell - Authors, English - 1901 - 289 pages
...confidence, he may say what he chooses without risk of misinterpretation at their hands. For example: " I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man," or that the Fools' Paradise is chiefly inhabited by women or " by women and a certain limp order of...
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The Novels of George Meredith: A Study

Elmer James Bailey - 1907 - 226 pages
...narrow mind, the mouthpiece of narrower?" These sayings of his from that first startling statement, "I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man," to that final penetrating observation, "Which is the coward among us? He who sneers at the failings...
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The Sisters

Mabel Dearmer - 1908 - 421 pages
...smile from the baronet, accompanied by a brotherly hand pressure in token of forgiveness. CHapter Two "I expect that woman will be the last thing civilized by man." MEREDITH IF Lady Templeton could watch the passing of time with serenity, the case of Rosalie de Winton...
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