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While Miss Austen was delineating the restricted life of a provincial lady , Scott ,
taking eight hundred years of Scots , English , and French history as his province
, was changing the whole course of the novel throughout Europe . Indeed , he ...
The intuition was ) grasped with complete certainty and in detail ; if it came as a
flash of light then it lit up the whole of life , and what was seen thus illuminated
was remembered as well as the illumination . The proof of this is the very ...
On what principle is the selection of thoughts , sense - impressions , and
associations that must stand for the whole flow of mental activity , to be made ? It
is impossible , with Pilgrimage , to speak of structure or form at all . There is
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The Eighteenth Century
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