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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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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 57

1888
...historical accuracy. "It is true," he writes, "that I neither can nor do pretend to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume, much less in the important points of language and manners. But the same motive which prevents my writing the dialogue...
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MacMillan's Magazine, Volume 57

Sir George Grove, David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris - 1888
...matters of outward costume, much less in the important points of language and manners. But the saine motive which prevents my writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon or Norman-French, and which prohibits my sending forth to the public this essay printed with the types...
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The Epistles of St. John: Twenty-one Discourses with Greek Text, Comparative ...

William Alexander - Bible - 1892 - 309 pages
...composition ; " and admits that he " cannot pretend to the observation of complete accuracy even in outward costume, much less in the more important points of language and manners."3 But St. John was evidently a man of no such pretensions as these kings of the human imagination...
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Primary Convictions: Being Discussions of which the Greater Part Were ...

William Alexander (Abp. of Armagh) - Apologetics - 1893 - 322 pages
...fiction has pleaded for allowances on his own behalf. " I never can, nor do, pretend to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume,...the more important points of language and manners. A fair license is due to the author of a fictitious composition." f The evangelists must have been...
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The Waverley Novels, Issue 16

Sir Walter Scott - 1893
...of the Norman Conquest, and other severe critics. "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." History and archaeology are now sciences much more exact than they were in Sir Walter's time, and,...
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Romantic Professions: And Other Papers

William Powell James - Fiction - 1894 - 225 pages
...pretend to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume, much less in the important points of language and manners. But the...writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon or Norman-French, and which prohibits my sending forth to the public this essay printed with the types...
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Romantic Professions and Other Papers

W. P. James - 1894 - 225 pages
...historical accuracy. 166 ' It is true,' he writes, ' that I neither can nor do pretend to the observation of complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume, much less in the important points of language and manners. But the same motive which prevents my writing the dialogue...
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The Novels and Romances of Edward Bulwer Lytton (Lord Lytton) ...: My novel

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1898
...reverently appropriate them for the moment : " It is true that I neither can, nor do pretend, to the observation [observance ?] of complete accuracy even...the more important points of language and manners. Hut the same motive which prevents my writing the dialogue of the piece in Anglo-Saxon, or in Norman-French...
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Ivanhoe

Sir Walter Scott - 1898
...the private life of our ancestors, centuries ago; it confesses that " Ivanhoe " does not pretend to " complete accuracy, even in matters of outward costume,...the more important points of language and manners." Antiquarian erudition, it urges, must in some cases give way to the fair license allowed to the author...
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The Novels of Lord Lytton: The last days of Pompeii

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1898
...reverently appropriate them for the moment : " It is true that I neither can, nor do pretend, to the observation [observance ?] of complete accuracy even...of outward costume, much less in the more important point! of language and manners. But the same motive which prevent* my writing the dialogue of the piece...
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