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treatise
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a scholarly, lengthy paper written to explore a specific topic
  • I suppose that is the reason why the small old-fashioned book, for which you need only pay sixpence at a book-stall, works miracles to this day, turning bitter waters into sweetness; while expensive sermons and treatises, newly issued, leave all things as they were before.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- A Voice from the Past (74% in)
  • Then followed the recommendation to choose Southey's "Life of Cowper," unless she were inclined to be philosophical, and startle the ladies of St. Ogg's by voting for one of the Bridgewater Treatises.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (72% in)
  • Of course Lucy wished to know what these alarmingly learned books were; and as it is always pleasant to improve the minds of ladies by talking to them at ease on subjects of which they know nothing, Stephen became quite brilliant in an account of Buckland's Treatise, which he had just been reading.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (73% in)

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