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  1. She shrank from the consequences of a literary fame, had none of George Sand's love of notoriety or desire to impress herself upon the world. It was her hope that George Eliot and Mrs. Lewes would lead distinct lives so far as either was known outside her own household; that the two should not be joined together even in the minds of her most ...

  2. It was known to the chroniclers, but it did not affect the writing of history. Nor did George Cavendish's Life and Death of Thomas Wolsey, which they likewise used for its facts.] [Footnote 7: C.H. Firth, 'Burnet as a Historian', in Clarke and Foxcroft's Life of Gilbert Burnet, 1907, pp. xliv, xlv.] II. The Literary Models.

  3. Balzac put him in a book, so did George Sand. All the painters and sculptors, Delaroche and Ary Scheffer among others made his portrait. Nevertheless, his head was not turned, and when, after an exile of a few years, Thalberg had conquered Paris in his absence, he returned and engaged in an ivory duel, at the end worsting his rival.

  4. It described history as a class struggle that would result in inevitable doom for the oppressive bourgeoisie: “Let the ruling classes tremble.” As the apocalyptic pamphlet whipped up fervor, the ruling classes did not waste their time trembling but rather galvanized their pow ers to crush all incipient uprisings.

  5. Like Andrei Rublev by the end of Andrei Tarkovskys mammoth glorious film, the poet Valry did it and then undid it. As did George Oppen, returning to poetry after a quarter-century political odyssey as a Communist that began in mid-1930s Depression America and continued through the McCarthyism of the fifties that forced him and his family to ...

  6. Here, at least, is an overtly absurd plotline: a benighted though harmless swamp monster be-lieves herself beloved of Jupiter. In the fashion of bygone times, the work has a lot of fun at the expense of this mythical cocktail waitress to the stars, and ends by flattening her self-esteem as if she were a villain.

  7. desired to know the date of the battle of Saragossa, the definition of the word "sabotage," the future of the German mark, the translation of "hinc illae lachrimae," or the number of products of coal tar.

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