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Lismahago, in Humphry Clinker, the most humane of his works, is described thus:
He would have measured about six feet in height, had he stood upright; but he
stooped very much; was very narrow in the shoulders, and very thick in the ...
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 ...
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 therefore be described
completely; and in the solidity and comprehensiveness with which she created
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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