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of ladies to which Tom Jones is not admitted or , if admitted , so much on his best
behavior as to be unrecognizable ; though in certain of Miss Austen's heroines I
think we can recognize figures comparable and akin to Sophia Western and ...
Miss Bates , the garrulous , woolly - minded spinster , is an excellent example of
Miss Austen's use of the minor character . Miss Bates rambles on , innocent and
silly , almost in stream - of - consciousness fashion ; but she rambles on to good ...
But Trollope's affinity with Jane Austen goes beyond this . His discriminations are
much less fine and subtle than hers , but when allowance is made for this , he
judges his characters in a similar way , and like hers , his view of life is hierarchic
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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