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" Fathom ; or to the terrible description of a sea-engagement, in which Roderick Random sits chained and exposed upon the poop, without the power of motion or exertion, during the carnage of a tremendous engagement. Upon many other occasions, Smollett's... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 250
1826
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...a tremendous engagement. Upon many other occasions, Smollett s descriptions ascend to the sublime ; and, in general, there is an air of romance in his...level and easy course of ordinary life. He was, like a pre•mment poet of our own day. a searcher of dark bosoms, and loved to paint characters under the...
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Abbotsford and Sir Walter Scott

George King Matthews - 1854 - 240 pages
...of a tremendous engagement. Upon many other occasions Smollett's descriptions ascend to the sublime; and, in general, there is an air of romance in his writings, which raise his narratives above the level and easy course of ordinary life. He was, like a pre-eminent poet...
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Abbotsford and Sir Walter Scott

George King Matthews - 1866 - 240 pages
...a tremendous engagement. Upon many other occasions Smollett's descriptions ascend to the sublime ; and, in general, there is an air of romance in his writings, which raise his narratives above the level and easy course of ordinary life. He was, like a pre-eminent poet...
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Lives of Eminent Novelists and Dramatists

Walter Scott - 1887 - 617 pages
...trenicndous_engagement. Upon many other occasions^ -"Smollett's descriptions ascend to Th<T sublime ; and, in general, there is an air of romance in his...like a pre-eminent poet of our own day, a searcher ofdark_b£S£mj,_andlovcd_ħa-paint (fLatr, charactergjinder tl;c.. sħ£oig_agiħation "ofTierce arid...
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Fielding the Novelist: A Study in Historical Criticism

Frederic Thomas Blanchard - 1926 - 714 pages
...for Booth, who does not come. Smollett, in his opinion, is, like Byron, "a searcher of dark bosoms" ; and, "in general, there is an air of romance in his...narratives above the level and easy course of ordinary life."88 This, apparently, was enough for Scott. It atoned for Smollett's coarseness and bru64 The...
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