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" I waked one morning, in the beginning of last June, from a dream, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head like mine filled with Gothic story) and that on the uppermost banister... "
The Panorama, a look all round at passing events - Page 73
1863
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The universal class-book: a ser. of reading lessons

Samuel Maunder - 1844
...one of his letters to Mr. Cole, in the British Museum, dated March 9, 1765, he gives the following as the origin of this romance : — "I waked one morning...beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could remember was, that I thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most Celebrated ...

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1845 - 443 pages
...romance is given by the author himself in a letter to Mr Cole, dated Strawberry-Hill, March 9, 1 709. " Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...the beginning of last June from a dream, of which I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a veiy natural dream for a head...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...which he contradicts the ordinary assertion, that it was completed in eight days. "9th March 1763. Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this romance 1 I awaked one morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I could recover was,...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Walter Scott - 1848
...what was the origin of this ro inance? I waked one morning in the beginning of last June from u dreum, of which all I could recover was, that I had thought...myself in an ancient castle, (a very natural dream fur ahead filled like mine with Gothic story,) and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase,...
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Memoirs of Eminent Etonians: With Notices of the Early History of Eton College

Edward Shepherd Creasy - Eton College - 1850 - 504 pages
...compose it, is singular, and is thus narrated by the author in a letter dated 8th March, 1763:— " Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancieut castle, (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story,) and that on the...
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The Etymological Compendium: Or, Portfolio of Origins and Inventions

William Pulleyn - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853 - 443 pages
...a letter to Mr. Cole, now in the British Museum, gives the following account of its origin i — " I waked one morning in the beginning of last June...was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening...
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The Treasury of Knowledge and Library Reference

Samuel Maunder - Classical dictionaries - 1853
...now in the British Museum, gives the following account of its origin : — " I waked one morning iu the beginning of last June from a dream, of which...was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armour. In the evening...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 62

1860
...Walpole to compose a tale that should transport the reader to the times in which he half lived himself. I waked one morning in the beginning of last June from a dream, of which all I coald recover was that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled...
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The Argosy, Volume 18

Mrs. Henry Wood, Charles William Wood - Adventure stories, English - 1874
...given by the author himself, in a letter dated March 9th, 1769. " Shall I confess to you," he writes, " what was the origin of this romance ? I waked one...an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head like mine, filled with gothic story), and that on the uppermost bannister of a great staircase I saw...
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A Century of Anecdote from 1760 to 1860

John Timbs - Anecdotes - 1873 - 597 pages
...panel, did not you recollect the portrait of Lord Falkland, all in white, in my g-allery ? Shall I even confess to you what was the origin of this romance...thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural drearn for a head filled like mine with Gothic story), and that on the uppermost banister of a great...
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