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Patrick Delany


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Tobias Smollett : Peregrine Pickle

'Dr Delany read his wife an eclectic range of books from Eusebius' "Life of Constantine the Great" to "Peregrine Pickle".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Patrick Delany      Print: Book


Samuel Richardson : Sir Charles Grandison

Patrick Delany to Samuel Richardson, 20 December 1753: 'I have begun a second time with Sir Charles Grandison, and assure you, in the main, I am better pleased with it than I was upon the first reading it; and yet now and then a little objection starts up before me, which I think it the part of a friend to communicate with an honest openness. I was offended with three words, [italics]leer[end italics], [italics]ogle[end italics], and [italics]stare[end italics], to which I am sure I shall never be reconciled, at least from the mouth of a fair lady, as they are there used [comments further on text].'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Patrick Delany      


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