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  • The inimitable Vicar recalls Sir Roger de Coverley and the gentle and delicate touch of Addison.

    English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century

  • He patted children on the head like Sir Roger de Coverley going to church, he spoke to people in the background by their

    Little Dorrit

  • He folded his arms, resigning himself to the weather, and I was frantically inclined to address him as the Spectator, and firmly demand to know what he had done with Sir Roger de Coverley.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • Detailing the news brought from his country seat by Sir Roger de Coverley, he says that the good knight informed him that Moll White was dead, and that about a month after her death, the wind was so very high that it blew down the end of one of his barns.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Nevertheless our friends did dance on the sands; finding, however, that quadrilles and Sir Roger de Coverley suited them better than polkas and waltzes.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • In the _Spectator's_ description of Sir Roger de Coverley it is said,

    Notes and Queries, Number 04, November 24, 1849

  • Of this book Chesterton says 'the public has largely forgotten all the Newcomes except one, the Colonel who has taken his place with Don Quixote, Sir Roger de Coverley, Uncle

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Addison gave an amusing description of the precautions observed when Sir Roger de Coverley was taken to the theatre.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • Previous to the publication of the papers of the _Spectator_ relating to Sir Roger de Coverley, there had been no attempt at what is a necessary constituent of the modern novel -- the study of character.

    A History of English Prose Fiction

  • Eliot, for a more perfect sketch of character than that of Sir Roger de Coverley.

    A History of English Prose Fiction


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