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. . . Elizabeth Inchbald

. . .

And the Daytime Emmy for Most Intriguing Chapter Opening from an Eighteenth Century Novel Not by Laurence Sterne goes to...

Chapter II of Elizabeth Inchbald's Nature and Art!!!

If you'll direct your attention to the monitor, I believe we have a clip -- starting with the last paragraph of Chapter I? Yes.

... in conversations such as this, they pursued their journey till they arrived at that metropolis which has received for centuries past from the provincial towns the bold adventurer of every denomination; has stampt his character with experience and example; and, while it has bestowed on some coronets and mitres -- on some the lasting fame of genius -- to others has dealt beggary, infamy, and untimely death.

CHAPTER II.

After three weeks passed in London, a year followed....

Mrs. Inchbald

 

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