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Another source of the vitality of Fielding's characters is the element in which they
live, Fielding's mind and style. Like the style of Thackeray, who learnt much from
him but not enough, Fielding's is that of a man talking to us at his ease. It is direct
passage from her essay on the modern novel will indicate, better than anything
else, the nature of Sterne's mind and its perceptions. Examine for a moment an
ordinary mind on an ordinary day. The mind receives a myriad impressions ...
be contained any longer in such ill-fitting vestments as we provide. Nevertheless,
we go on perseveringly, conscientiously, constructing our two and thirty chapters
after a design which more and more ceases to resemble the vision in our minds ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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