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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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Life of Sir Walter Scott: With Remarks Upon His Writings

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1871 - 85 pages
...$10.00. "But, above all, I then first became acquainted with Blsbop Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry I remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge plautanus tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbor, in the garden I...
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Epitome of Lockhart's Life of Scott

Henry Irwin Jenkinson, John Gibson Lockhart - 1873 - 388 pages
...Whilst at Kelso he became acquainted with Percy's Reliques of Ancient Poetry, and afterwards wrote — " I remember well the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a large platanus-tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbour in the garden....
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Child Life in Prose

John Greenleaf Whittier - 1875 - 301 pages
...Shakespeare, nor can I forget the rapture with which I sat up in my shirt reading them by the firelight. lulls 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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Eminent English writers

1875
...he first became acquainted with Percy's " Reliques of Ancient Poetry:" "I remember well," said he, "the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge plantanus tree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbour in the garden I...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 22; Volume 85

John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell - 1875
...The influence it exercised was magical and it was permanent : — " I remember well," he writes, " the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a huge platanus-tree, the ruins of what had been intended for an old-fashioned arbor. The summer-day sped...
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Occasional Papers and Reviews

John Keble - Jews - 1877 - 506 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 that his poetical genius was capable of emulating the best qualities of what his pious labour...
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Boys and their ways, by one who knows them

Boys - 1880 - 331 pages
...what he tells us respecting Percy's " Reliques of Ancient Poetry." " I remember well," he writes, " the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a large platanustree, in the ruins of what had been intended for an oldfashioned arbour in the garden....
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Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882
...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...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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Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882
...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...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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Heroes of Literature: English Poets. A Book for Young Readers

John Dennis - Poets, English - 1883 - 406 pages
...hands. The influence it exercised was magical, and it was permanent. " I remember well," he wrote, " the spot where I read these volumes for the first time. It was beneath a large platanus tree, the ruins of which had been intended for an oldfashioned arbour. The summer day...
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