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" I hesitate, from the apprehension of ridicule, when I approach the delicate subject of my early love. By this word I do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry, without hope or design, which has originated in the spirit of chivalry, and is interwoven... "
Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His Life and ... - Page 66
by Edward Gibbon - 1796 - 726 pages
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The English Review, Or, An Abstract of English and Foreign Literature, Volume 28

1796
...the apprehenfion of ridicule, when I approach the delicate, fubjeft of my early love. By this word 1 do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry, without...the fpirit of chivalry, and is interwoven with the tex-r ture of. French manners. 1 underfland by this paflion the union of defire, friendlhip, and tendernefs,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1796
...tender paflions. ' I hefitnte, from the apprehenfion of ridicule, when I approach the delicate fubjeft of my early love. By this word I do not mean the polite...is interwoven with the texture of French manners. I underibnd by this paffion the union of defire, friendfliip, and tendernefs, which is inflamed by a...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...numerous aflemblies. I hefitate , from the apprehenfion of ridicule, when I approach the delicate fubject of my early love. By this word I do not mean the polite...is interwoven with the texture of French manners. I underftandby this paffion the union of defire, friendfhip, and tendernefs , which is inflamed by a...
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 58

1796
...interelting : " I helitate, from the apprehenfion of ridicule, when I approach the delicate fubjeet of my early love. By this word I do not mean the polite...attention, the gallantry without hope or defign, which hns originated in the fpirit of chivalry, and is interwoven with the texture of French manners. I underfland...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 1

1797
..." I hefitate, (fays Mr. G.) from the apprehenfion of ridicule, when I approach the delicate iubjeft of my early love. By this word I do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry, without hope and 'defign, which has originated in the fpirit of chivalry, and is interwoven with the texture of...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 8

1797
...celebrated M. Neckar. I helitate, from the apprehenfion cf ridicule, when I approach the delicate fubjeft of my early love. By this word I do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry, without hope, or defij;n, which has originated in the (pint of chivalry, and is interwoven with the texture of French...
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Walker's Hibernian Magazine, Or, Compendium of Entertaining Knowledge, Part 1

1796
...apprehenfionof ridicule, when I approach the delicate fubjeft of my early love. By this word I ilo not mean the polite attention, the gallantry without hope or defign, •which has originated in ths fpirit of but on my return lo England, i »-» chivalry, and is int:r-,vavtn with the dilcbvcrcd...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...numerdus assemblies. I hesitate, from the apprehension of ridicule, when I approach the delicate subject of my e,arly love. By this word I do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry, without hope or design, which has originated in the spirit of chivalry, and is interwoven with the texture of French...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...hesitate, from the apprehension of ridicule, w .en I approach the delicate subject of my early love. love. By this word I do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry, without hope or design, which has originated in the spirit of chivalry, and is interwoven with the texture of French...
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Man of Two Lives: A Narrative Written by Himself

James Boaden - 1829 - 324 pages
...which we cannot disobey points in the inimitable style of a great writer to the delicate subject of early love. ' By this word I do not mean the polite attention, the gallantry without hope or design, which has originated in the spirit of chivalry, and is interwoven with the texture of French...
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