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What Walpole thought he got from Shakespeare was the contrast , making for pathos , between the sublime " of princes and heroes ” and the naiveté of " their domestics . " Walpole was after that mixture of tragedy and comedy within the ...
“ The master of our sunniest smiles and our most unselfish tears , " whom it was “ impossible to read without the most ready and pliant sympathy , " he showed his readers what they themselves thought and felt of the great social ...
... flowers of darkness they are , she thought ( as if some lovely rose had blossomed for her eyes alone ) ; not for a moment did she believe in God ; but all the more , she thought , taking up the pad , must one repay ...
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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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