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" Fables; but he frankly declared to me his mind, "that he did not delight in that learning, because he did not believe they were true"; for which reason I found he had very much turned his studies, for about a twelve-month past, into the lives and adventures... "
The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information ... - Page 120
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The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts

William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane - English essays - 1916 - 471 pages
...had very much turned his studies, for about a twelve-month past, into the lives and adventures of Uon Bellianis of Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions, and other historians of that age. I could not but observe the satisfaction the father took in the forwardness of his son ; and that these...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 pages
...much turned his studies, for about a twelvemonth past, into the lives and adventures of Don Belianis of Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions, and other historians of that age. I could not but observe the satisfaction the father took in the forward150 ness of his son ; and that...
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the ..., Volume 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - Children in literature - 1922 - 401 pages
...says of his godson, aged eight: "I find he has very much turned his studies, for about twelve months past, into the lives and adventures of Don Bellianis...Greece, Guy of Warwick, The Seven Champions, and other histories of the age. — He would tell you the mismanagements of John Hickathrift, find fault with...
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Littérature de colportage et imaginaire collectif en Angleterre ..., Volume 1800

Gilles Duval - Books and reading - 1991 - 745 pages
...filleul, un enfant de huit ans : «I found he had very much turned his studies for about twelve months past, into the lives and adventures of Don Bellianis...Warwick, The Seven Champions, and other historians. . . He would tell you about the mismanagements of John Hickerthrift [il s'agit en fait de Tom Hickathrift],...
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Aspects and Issues in the History of Children's Literature

Maria Nikolajeva - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 207 pages
...were true, for which reason I found that he had very much turned his studies for about a twelve-months past, into the lives and adventures of Don Bellianis...Champions and other historians of that age [...] He could tell you the mismanagements of John Hickathroft, find fault with the passionate temper in Bevis...
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The Legend of Guy of Warwick

Velma Bourgeois Richmond - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 551 pages
...lad "very much turned his study for about a Twelvemonth into the Lives and Adventures of Don Beldams of Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions, and other Historians of that Age." The child's awareness gratifies the adults who justify such reading: "the Boy had made Remarks, which...
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The Fairies in Tradition and Literature

Katharine Mary Briggs - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 324 pages
...reading of his godson, who had abandoned Aesop's Fuhles as improbable, and was concentrating on the Adventures of Don Bellianis of Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions, 'and other historian-. ot that age'. His sister Betty, however, who, her mother said, was a better scholar than...
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Silent Reading and the Birth of the Narrator

Elspeth Jajdelska - History - 2007 - 222 pages
...all the Learning on t'other Side Eight Years old. I perceived him a very great Historian in Aesop's Fables; but he frankly declared to me his Mind, That...Champions, and other Historians of that Age . . . He would tell you the Mismanagements of John Hickathrift, find Fault with the passionate Temper in Bevis...
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century and Charity and Humour

William Makepeace Thackeray - Literary Collections - 2007 - 283 pages
...which reason I found he had very much turned his studies, for about a twelvemonth past, into the lives of Don Bellianis of Greece, Guy of Warwick, 'the Seven Champions,' and other historians of that age. I could not but observe the satisfaction the father took in the forwardness of his son, and that these...
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The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Arts - 1807
...turned his studies for about a twelvemonth past into the Jives and adventures of Don Belli an is ol Greece, Guy of Warwick, the Seven Champions, and other historians of that age." He goe* on to say of the little boy's sister, " Betty deals chiefly in fairies and sprights; and sometimes...
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