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" It is a real and exact representation of life, as it is now acted in London, as it was in my time, and as it will be I do not doubt) a hundred years hence, with some little variation of dress, and perhaps of government. "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 183
1804
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The Literary journal, Volume 2

1803
...Candles came, and my eyes grown weary ; I took up the next book, merely because I supposed from the tille it could not engage me long : it was Pompey the Little,...I found there many of my acquaintance. Lady T. and ladv O. are so well painted, I fancied I heard them talk, and have heard them say the very things there...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu ..., Volume 4

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1805
...entitling her to aH the misfortunes she met with. Candles came, and my eyes grown weary, I took up the next book, merely because I supposed, from the title,...now acted in London, as it was in my time, and as if will be (I do not doubt) a hundred years hence, with some little variation of dress, and perhaps...
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The British Prose Writers: Lady M.W. Montagu's Letters from France and Italy

1821
...misfortunes she met with. Candles came, and my eyes grown weary, I took up the next book, merely becanse I supposed from the title it could not engage me long...and perhaps of government. I found there many of my acquaint. ance. Lady T * * * and lady O * * * are so well painted, I fancied I heard them talk, and...
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The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Volume 2

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1837
...entitling her to all the misfortunes she met with. Candles came, (and my eyes grown weary,) I took up the next book, merely because I supposed from the title...found there many of my acquaintance. Lady T. and Lady 0. are so well painted, I fancied I heard them talk, and have heard them say the very things there...
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Notes and Queries

1852
...Pompey diverted her more than Peregrine Pickle, or any other of the books she had then sent to her. " It was impossible to go to bed till it was finished....years hence, with some little variation of dress." This letter is dated 1752. JHM FUNERAL CUSTOM IN THE MIDDLE AGES. The custom of persons causing their...
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Notes and Queries

1852
...Pompey diverted her more than Peregrine Pickle, or any other of the books she had then sent to her. " It was impossible to go to bed till it was finished....years hence, with some little variation of dress." This letter is dated 1752. JHM FUKEBAL CUSTOM IN THE MIDDLE AGES. The custom of persons causing their...
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Catalogue, Issues 1-40

Johnson, George P., bookseller, Edinburgh - 1881
...novel. Lady Mary W. Montagu said that ic diverted her more than " Peregrine Pickle." " It is a relll and exact representation of life, as it is now acted...years hence, with some little variation of dress." See A'oíej ami (¿ufriet, ser. I., vol. vi., p. 433. 155 COWLEY, A. Select Works, edited with preface...
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The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Volume 2

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1887
...diverted me more than any of the others, and it was impossible to go to bed till it was finished. It was a real and exact representation of life, as it is now acted in London, as it was in my time, 1 See note, post, f. 250. T. a " The History of Charlotte Summers, the Fortunate Parish Girl," published...
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The Best Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1890 - 302 pages
...diverted me more than any of the others, and it was impossible to go to bed till it was finished. It was a real and exact representation of life, as it is...hence, with some little variation of dress, and perhaps government. I found there many of my acquaintance. Lady T. and Lady O. are so well painted, I fancied...
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Gossip in a Library

Edmund Gosse - 1891 - 337 pages
...charmed, and she tells Lady Bute, what the curious may now read with great satisfaction, that it was " a real and exact representation of life, as it is now acted in London." What is odd is that Lady Mary identified, with absolute complacency, the portrait of herself, as Mrs....
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