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Art does not get better and better . Its manifestations merely change ; and
Richardson is as perfect in his way as Henry James in his . And they exist side by
side , with Fielding and Conrad , and Dickens and Jane Austen and Scott and all
And I ' d desire no better than that she would take me at my word , for my Lady
Dashfort ' s is a much better place , I ' m told , and she ' s dying to have me , I
know . ' In such a soliloquy as this we are not far away from the great self -
Perhaps he is only dubiously a novelist , but he has survived better than most .
His first book , Jorrocks ' s Jaunts and Jollities ( 1838 ) , was a reprinting of
sketches contributed to the New Sporting Magazine , of which he was editor .
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The Eighteenth Century
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