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... put out of his mind any notion of evolution in the form of the novel that can be
equated with improvement. There is nothing in the development of art analogous
* with material progress. Art does not get better and better. INTRODUCTION 17.
Then I shall say, with a great deal of dignity, “If your ladyship thinks so, my lady, I'
d better go.” And I'd desire no better than that she would take me at my word, for
my Lady Dashfort's is a much better place, I'm told, and she's dying to have me, ...
Perhaps he is only dubiously a novelist, but he has survived better than most. His
first book, Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities (1838), was a reprinting of sketches
contributed to the New Sporting Magazine, of which he was editor. As episodic as
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The Eighteenth Century
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