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For questions about English from the Late Modern English period (1700-1900).

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those higher virtues of which, rendered without, one verily may sag

The following sentence is from Lincoln in the Bardo, an experimental novel published in 2017. As an imitation of 19th-century English, is it crafted properly? I did always try, in all my aspects, to ...
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detail or detailing

In the following extract from Frankenstein, which of the two possibilities do you think makes more sense? and although I loved him with a mixture of affection and reverence that knew no bounds, yet I ...
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returned to my old habits

The following is an extract from Frankenstein. What does the "habits" in "returned to my old habits" mean? It does not seem to refer to habits like drinking, staying up late, etc. ...
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