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The notion of the novel as a literary form having something to do with art in the
sense of being consciously made and shaped to ar aesthetic end is quite new.
Though there have been few more con summate artists in the novel than Fielding
If our aesthetic sense were not satisfied we should feel the poet had not
succeeded wholly in telling the truth— his truth—and our feeling of curiosity
about the truth he is trying to express would to that extent have been thwarted.
There are few ...
He is the voice, where Dorothea is concerned, of common sense. When he tells
Dorothea: 'The best piety is to enjoy—when you can ... It | is of no use to try and
take care of all the world; that is being taken care of when you feel delight—in art
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The Eighteenth Century
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