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  • They heard her pray; and Macpherson said, he began then to conclude, that the lady was too much frightened, and too pious to be in a love-plot.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • Let the adventures of the fictitious biography, instead of being merely external to the man, as in Defoe, be made subservient to that display of character in which Addison had shown himself a master, and let them become steps in the development of a love-plot, and the novel -- the novel of the last century, at any rate -- is fully formed.

    An Estimate of the Value and Influence of Works of Fiction in Modern Times

  • But that which has given most fame to the author is the love-plot.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • With regard to the love-plot, Bettris has only a small part, but in her preference for George above a nobleman who comes wooing her, and in her simple rank, she is quite like Margaret.

    The Growth of English Drama

  • The little love-plot invented in George's interests now required one last stroke of diplomacy to complete it before we all threw off our masks and assumed our true characters for the future.

    The Queen of Hearts

  • I have known it to spoil many a nice love-plot silently conceived, and almost ripe for being carried out.

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

  • There is a well-wrought love-plot; the characters are well drawn; the incidents are striking and novel; the dénouement happy, and moral excellent.

    Helen and Arthur or, Miss Thusa's Spinning Wheel

  • Through an elaborate network of allusions to liturgical and prophetic literature as well as to the biblical book of Song of Songs, Bat-Miriam’s Erez Yisrael depicts a female poetic speaker and femininely personified land who engage in a reciprocal love-plot of pursuit and evasion.

    Yokheved Bat-Miriam (Zhelezhniak).

  • "The advantage of numbers in our little love-plot was all on our side.

    The Queen of Hearts

  • "Provided I would introduce a proper love-plot, and make it into three volumes post octavo, twenty-three lines in a page, neither more nor less.

    The Caxtons — Complete

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