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The whole world of his time was open to Tom , Jones; the only one open to Fanny
Burney was that accessible to a conventionally brought up upper middle class
young lady constantly , chaperoned, a world of routs, assemblies, balls, and ...
In fact, “Young England' was in some measure the Cambridge counterpart of the
Oxford Movement. Like that, and like the PreRaphaelite Brotherhood, it was an
expression of that general reaction against the industrial revolution, utilitarianism,
For the particular young woman he almost certainly went back to the memories of
his adored cousin, Minny Temple, who died at the age of twenty-four. The figure
of Minny Temple was a most potent symbol in James's life, the symbol of youth ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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