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" I, for my own part, love to get as well acquainted as I can with an author, before I run the risk of losing my time in perusing his work... "
The Female Spectator - Page 1
by Eliza Fowler Haywood - 1771
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Selections from The Female Spectator

Eliza Haywood - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 336 pages
...such as promise to be most conducive to those Ends. In order to be as little deceived as possible, I, for my own part, love to get as well acquainted as I can with an Author, before I run the risque of losing my Time in perusing his Work; and as I doubt not but most People are of this way of...
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The Work of Writing: Literature and Social Change in Britain, 1700-1830

Clifford Siskin - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 298 pages
...be most conducive" to the best "Ends." The solution presented by Haywood is naturalized as desire: "I, for my own part, love to get as well acquainted as I can with an Author, before I run the risque of losing my Time in perusing his Work" (emphasis mine). Confident that "most people are of...
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