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And half of them (unpadded, shoulder-bent, pallid-lipped, limber-jointed wretches
) appearing, from a blooming nineteen or twenty perhaps over night, haggard
well-worn strumpets of thirty-eight or forty. The passage is taken from a letter to ...
He very seldom swore at her (perhaps not above once a week) and never beat
her: she had not the least occasion for jealousy, and was perfect mistress of her
time; for she was never interrupted by her husband, who was engaged all the ...
Amelia Sedley was modeled on her; and perhaps the lapses into sentimentality
in the presence of good women were a necessary defense mechanism. So too,
perhaps, his attitude towards his "bad women." For one of the striking things
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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
THE FIRST GENERA
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