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... of their reactions to them, in the form of letters to their friends ; letters replied to,
with equally lengthy observations on the events described, and often transmitted
to a third character who in turn adds his or her comments to the initial event.
His values may be described as sub-Kingsleyan ; that is to say, he is
recognizably of the 'Muscular Christian' group of writers to which Tom Hughes, of
Tom Brown's Schooldays, also belonged : curates are namby-pamby unless they
make a ...
The values that informed the mid-century, however, were already operating in the
world she described. Yet, like Scott, she gained from the fact that the world she
described was a finished one. Since it was finished, it was static. It could ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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