Still further to qualify the Victorianism which he was heir to, Borrow took over something from the insinuating Sterne.
That's where we suffer from that ponderous bog of Victorianism.
He has unravelled himself by science, talent, and vigor out of "lower middle class" Victorianism.
But in the atmosphere of Victorianism his pose was original and astonishing.
To them the restrictions of Victorianism would be as intolerable as its pleasures would be insipid.
It was as if unwillingly the club released its hold upon the externals of Victorianism.
And it's impossible not to dread a revival of Victorianism after this war.