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" The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before : it was something so new to my mind, that, though I could not at all understand some of it, it delighted me beyond description ; and it produced what I have always considered a sort... "
The Cottage Gardener: A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture ... - Pagina 155
door George W. Johnson - 1850
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Publications of the Association of Collegiate Alumnae

Association of Collegiate Alumnae (U.S.) - 1898
...was enjoying. Though I could not understand some parts of it, it delighted me beyond description, and produced what I have always considered a sort of birth of intellect. I carried that volume about with me wherever I went, and when I lost it in a box that fell overboard...
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The Life of William Cobbett

George Douglas Howard Cole - 1925 - 458 pagina’s
...The book was so different from any thing that I had ever read before : it was something so new to my mind, that, though I could not at all understand some...without any thought about supper or bed. When I could see no longer, I put my little book in my pocket, and tumbled down by the side of the stack, where...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 217

1925
...The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before, it was something so new to my mind that, though I could not at all understand some...intellect. I read on till it was dark, without any thought of supper or bed." There is in every biography some childish incident which marks the lifelong characteristics...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 107

1870
...mind, that, though 1 could not understand some parts of it, it delighted me beyand description, and produced what I have always considered a sort of birth of intellect I read on till it waa dark without any thought of supper or bed. When I could see no longer I put my little book in my...
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The Child and the Book: A Psychological and Literary Exploration

Nicholas Tucker - 1990 - 259 pagina’s
...The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before; it was something so new to my mind that, though I could not at all understand some...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect. It need not be a classic work of fiction to have such dramatic results upon a reader. For Edmund Gosse,...
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The Open Door: When Writers First Learned to Read

Steven Gilbar - 1989 - 125 pagina’s
...The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before: it was something so new to my mind, that, though I could not at all understand some...without any thought about supper or bed. When I could see no longer, I put my little book in my pocket, and tumbled down by the side of the stack, where...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pagina’s
...threepence found a haystack and began to read. Eurekal - 'the book', he recalled, 'was so different ... it delighted me beyond description; and it produced...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect'. Cobbett rose to become the people's tribune, the self-styled 'great enlightener of the people of England'....
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The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education

Dennis Hayes - 2004 - 226 pagina’s
...of reading Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub as a 14-year-old: 'The book [. . .] was so different ... it delighted me beyond description; and it produced...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect' (quoted in Porter 2000: 74—5). The Enlightenment viewed reading as an intellectual quest, a challenge...
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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson - 2007 - 396 pagina’s
...Tale of a Tub in a store window, he spent every pence he had to get it: "the book was so different ... it delighted me beyond description, and it produced...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect." East London cooper Will Crooks found a used Iliad selling for a tuppence, and decided to take a browse:...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 76

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1867
...[October little book, and carried it off to the shady side of a haystack : It was something so new to my mind, that though I could not at all understand some...without any thought about supper or bed. When I could see no longer, I put my little book in my pocket, and tumbled down by the side of the stack, where...
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