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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
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Men and Manners of the Eighteenth Century

Susan Hale - Eighteenth century - 1898 - 318 pages
...panel, did not you recollect the portrait of Lord Falkland, all in white, in my gallery ? Shall I even confess to you what was the origin of this romance...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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The Life and Poetical Works of George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1901 - 584 pages
...origin and composition of this romance is given by the author himself, in a tetter to a friend : — ' Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this...beginning of last June, from a dream, of which all 1 could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head...
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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - Authors, English - 1903
...he gives the following account of its origin in one of his letters to a correspondent : Shall I even confess to you what was the origin of this romance...from a dream, of which all I could recover was that I thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story)...
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Author's Digest: The World's Great Stories in Brief, Volume 17

Rossiter Johnson - Fiction - 1908
...CASTLE OF OTRANTO (1765) This story was suggested to Horace Walpole by a dream of which he said: " All I could recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient castle, and that on the uppermost baluster of a great staircase I saw a gigantic hand in armor. In the evening...
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A Book of Short Stories

Stuart Pratt Sherman - Short stories - 1914 - 353 pages
...genesis of this kind of tale. It originated in a dream of which in the morning, as the author said, "all I could recover was, that I had thought myself...an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head like mine, filled with Gothic story), and that on the uppermost banister of a great staircase I saw...
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The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction

Dorothy Scarborough - English fiction - 1917 - 329 pages
...the author tells us, the result of an architectural nightmare. Walpole says in a letter: Shall I even confess to you what was the origin of this romance? I waked one morning from a dream, of which all that I could recall was that I had thought myself in an ancient castle (a...
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Three Graphic Novels

E.F. Bleiler - Fiction - 1966 - 291 pages
...panel, did you not recollect the portrait of Lord Falkland, all in white, in my Gallery? Shall I even confess to you, what was the origin of this romance!...an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head like mine filled with Gochic story), and that on the uppermost hanister of a great staircase I saw...
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The Course of English Surrealist Poetry Since the 1930s

Rob Jackaman - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 325 pages
...Surrealisme, I had only paraphrased and generalised without knowing the affirmations which it contains: "... I waked one morning in the beginning of last June, from a dream .... In the evening I sat down and began to write, without knowing in the least what I intended to...
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The Surrealist Parade

Wayne Andrews - Art - 1990 - 178 pages
...his friend William Cole. "Shall I confess to you what was the origin of this romance?" Walpole wrote. "I waked one morning in the beginning of last June...recover was, that I had thought myself in an ancient casde (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story) and that on the uppermost...
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Dreams of Authority: Freud and the Fictions of the Unconscious

Ronald R. Thomas - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 308 pages
...origin of his story to the recovery and writing down of a haunting dream that disturbed his sleep: "I waked one morning in the beginning of last June...a dream, of which all I could recover was, that I thought myself in an ancient castle (a very natural dream for a head filled like mine with Gothic story)...
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