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  • But Duffy is able to demonstrate that a clear majority of cathedral dignitaries people one might expect to be Trollopean timeservers also refused to serve the new regime, and hints – further research is required on this – that there may have been much more resistance among the parish clergy than has often been supposed.

    A Not so Bloody Mary ?

  • Lurking behind Collins' very Trollopean interests in pages produced and cash received, then, is a much more dangerous history of the Victorian novel, one that threatens the last remnants of both the writer's and the reader's control...

    The Little Professor:

  • Granted, I do tend to go on at great length, but "will write a Trollopean dissertation" was not one of my goals in graduate school.

    The Little Professor:

  • There is a good caricature of this in an American book, I forget its title, written some time ago, to show the simplicity, gullibility, and vindictivness of our Trollopean travellers.

    Canada and the Canadians Volume I

  • Lees-Milne's love-hate with his ducal neighbour from the big house is irresistible: the author sums up the duke as possessing "limited charm but impeccable manners" before painting some relishable Trollopean scenes of house-party behaviour at the horse-trials such as when, to the duke's demonic fury, preciously camp little Lord Snowdon stamps out of Badminton in a fearful huff after insisting the cross-country must "terrify all the horses".

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