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In his introduction to The Fortunes of Nigel he quotes Dryden's remark: “In short,
sir, you are of opinion with Bayes—"What the devil does the plot signify, except to
bring in fine things?'” But it brought in things that were not so fine, things Scott ...
The philosophical explanation high-lights the sentimentality; and when four
pages on Jude quotes Aeschylus: “Things are as they are, and will be brought to
their destined issue,” we feel that, in this instance, the issue is being brought
“No, I have not changed, Fred,” Esther says to the Salvationist who loves her and
finds her serving in her husband's pub in Dean Street, “but things have turned out
different. One doesn't do the good that one would like to in the world; one has ...
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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