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Thomas Wilson


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Thomas Wilson : The arte of Rhetorike, for the use of all such as are studious of Eloquence

'In the preface to Thomas Wilson's "The arte of Rhetorike, for the use of all such as are studious of Eloquence" (1567), the text recounts God's granting the gift of eloquence [to men] [...] Next to this passage Harvey inscribes his symbol for eloquence, the planetary sign of Mercury.'

Century: 1500-1599 / 1600-1699     Reader/Listener/Group: Gabriel Harvey      Print: Book


Thomas Wilson : Sermons

'In this state of affairs I sent to my late partners for Secker's Lectures on the Catechism, Gilpin's Lectures on the same, Wilson's Sermons, 4vols. and Gilpin's Sermons. These are very plain discourses, easy to be understood, and calculated to leave a very lasting impression on the mind. These excellent sermons Mrs L and I read together . . .'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James and Mary Lackington     Print: Book


General Sir Robert Thomas Wilson : History of the British Expedition to Egypt

Passages transcribed into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1938) include General R. T. Wilson's account of five British sailors' purchase of a woman sold at auction by Arabs.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Morgan Forster      Print: Book


Sir Robert Thomas Wilson : Private diary of travels, personal services, and public events ...

Marginal marks show signs of George Otto Trevelyan's close reading, as of a proof - he corrects errors, e.g. where the text says "many would prefer expatriating themselves forever to America to serving under the Buonaparte dynasty", GOT crosses through "Buoanparte" and substitutes "Bourbon".

Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: George Otto Trevelyan      Print: Book


Thomas Wilson : The Arte of Rhetorike, for the vse of all suche as are studious of Eloquence

Included in Reading Notes of Edward Pordage (c.1710): Notes on memory from the fifth edition of Thomas Wilson's The Arte of Rhetorike, for the vse of all suche as are studious of Eloquence (1567).

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Pordage      Print: Book


Helen Thomas Follett (and Wilson Follett) : Some Modern Novelists: Appreciations and Estimates

'Pray, when you see [Wilson] Follett, give him a warm greeting from me. His little book is one of these things one does not forget. I saw some time ago a study of Galsworthy by him (and a lady who must be either his wife or his sister) which within the limits if a magazine article was simply admirable for insight and expression.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book


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