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The age represented the triumph of protestantism , and perhaps its great
achievement was the universal acceptance of the idea of respectability . It was a
great achievement , no matter how dingy may be our present associations with
the word ...
Perched as he is on the edge of the overpathetic , Mr . Harding is a very
considerable achievement ; yet he is conceived in too much sweetness , and so
is Eleanor Bold . Trollope was not a sentimental man , but in The Warden he
gave full rein ...
... we live within her in an eternal present . Pilgrimage is a remarkable
achievement , and yet , having read it once , it is not , I think , a novel one wishes
to return to . In the end , one is bored , bored by Miriam and by the method of
rendering her ...
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
THE FIRST GENERA
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