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1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. During the last thirteen months I have...Thomas Babington Macaulay AeschylusPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. During the last thirteen months I hav...Thomas Babington Macaulay SophoclesunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. During the last thirteen months I hav...Thomas Babington Macaulay EuripidesPrint: Book
1800-1849'I told him of my having now read every play of Euripides; & he seemed very much surprised [...] and observed, that ve...Elizabeth Barrett Euripides[all plays]Print: Book
1850-1899'That time Lord Tennyson was delightful - kind and friendly and full of stories, talking a great deal, and in the best...Alfred, Lord Tennyson Alfred, Lord TennysonFuneral OdePrint: Book
1600-1699'In the year 1655. was published by Mr Web a Booke intituled Stonehenge-restored (but writt by Mr Inigo Jones) which ...John Aubrey Inigo JonesStonehenge RestoredPrint: Book
1700-1799'We have got Fitz-Albini; my father has bought it against my private wishes, for it does not quite satisfy my feelings...Jane Austen Samuel Egerton BrydgesArthur Fitz-Albini: a NovelPrint: Book
1700-1799'We have got Boswell's Tour to the Hebrides, and are to have his Life of Johnson.'Jane Austen James BoswellTour to the HebridesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I am working at Richardson now, and will send you the paper by the end of the week. I suppose I ought to be ashamed ...Margaret Oliphant Samuel RichardsonClarissa, or, the History of a Young LadyPrint: Book
1850-1899'I sympathise most warmly in a great deal that is said in the 'Ginx's Baby' book, and do actually express my own senti...Margaret Oliphant Edward JenkinsGinx's BabyPrint: Book
1850-1899'If your old contributors had to yield the pas to such writers only as the author of the "Battle of Dorking" we should...Margaret Oliphant George ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Book
1850-1899'I agree with you that Mr Collins's volumes are very good, but I don't agree with you about Mr Trollope, whose "Caesar...Margaret Oliphant CollinsunknownPrint: Book
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'She read sermons and other religious books, her favourite sermons being "professedly practical", without too much "Re...Jane Austen Thomas Sherlock[sermons]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Charlotte Smith[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Laetitia Matilda Hawkins[novels]Print: Book
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'Austen read especially novels by women, including Mary Brunton, Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Ch...Jane Austen Jane West[novels]Print: Book
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'Her favourite novels included those of Burney, whom she thought "the very best of English novelists", and of Richards...Jane Austen Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
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'Hester Thrale compared herself to Swift's Vanessa who "held Montaigne and read- / while Mrs Susan comb'd her Head", a...Hester Thrale Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical, Could have been periodical in bound form
1700-1799'Dr Delany read his wife an eclectic range of books from Eusebius' "Life of Constantine the Great" to "Peregrine Pickl...Dr Delany EusebiusLife of Constantine the GreatPrint: Book
1700-1799'Dr Delany read his wife an eclectic range of books from Eusebius' "Life of Constantine the Great" to "Peregrine Pickl...Patrick Delany Tobias SmollettPeregrine PicklePrint: Book
1700-1799'In 1753 Catherine Talbot stayed with the Berkeley family and participated enthusiastically in readings of "Sir Charle...Catherine Talbot Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
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'Susan Sibbald knew Scottish shepherd Wully Carruthers who was a fellow-subscriber to the circulating library at Melro...Wully Carruthers Alan RamsayThe Gentle ShepherdPrint: Book
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'Susan Sibbald knew Scottish shepherd Wully Carruthers who was a fellow-subscriber to the circulating library at Melro...Wully Carruthers Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Princess Charlotte wrote of reading as a "great passion"; in a poignant attempt to construct bourgeois domestic intim...Princess Charlotte Jane AustenSense and SensibilityPrint: Book
1800-1849'Weeton's reading becomes important in communication with friends, but also a point of conflict: when she visits her b...Ellen Weeton Alain Rene Le SageGil BlasPrint: Book
1800-1849'Weeton's reading becomes important in communication with friends, but also a point of conflict: when she visits her b...Ellen Weeton James BoswellTour of the HebridesPrint: Book
1800-1849'Weeton's reading becomes important in communication with friends, but also a point of conflict: when she visits her b...Ellen Weeton [Madame] de GenlisPrint: Book
1900-1945'Yesterday my Elizabeth and I went to the most remarkable poets' Reading I have ever attended. It was held at Lord Byr...William Henry Davies William Henry Davies'Love's Silent Hour' and three other poemsUnknown
1800-1849'read some of the Sonnets of shakspear which are great favourites of mine & lookd into the Poems of Chatterton to see ...John Clare William ShakespeareThe SonnetsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read some of the Odes of Collins think them superior to Grays [...] I cannot describe the pleasure I feel in reading ...John Clare William Collins Collins'Odes' [Appears to be a volume of Odes by various authors]Print: Book
1800-1849'Began to read again the 'Garden of Florence' by Reynolds it is a beautiful simple tale' [describes other poems in vol].John Clare John Hamilton ReynoldsThe Garden of FlorencePrint: Book
'Communication between these poets and myself was instantaneous. I saw with delighted amazement that all poetry had be...Dorothy Burnham Alfred TennysonMore d'ArthurPrint: Unknown
1700-1799I Read the travels of Roderick Random, who had been into different Quarters and he Exposed the severaty of the Captain...John Yeoman Tobias SmollettRoderick RandomUnknown
1700-1799Read the Second Part of Mr. Roderick RandomJohn Yeoman Tobias SmollettRoderick RandomUnknown
1700-1799Last night sleep departed, I read almost all night Nelsons life of Bp Bull James ClreJames Clegg Robert NelsonLife of Dr. George BullPrint: Book
1600-1699May 3. I found a case putt in Mr A's Vindiciae Pietatis, about a violent inclination from natural temper (which suits ...Isaac Archer Richard SibbesThe Bruised Reed and Smoking FlaxPrint: Book
1700-1799At home all day. [...] My wife read part of Clarissa Harlowe to me in the even as I sat a-posting my book.Margaret 'Peggy' Turner Samuel RichardsonClarissa HarlowePrint: Book
1800-1849'lucy / wordsworth she dwelt in the untrodden ways,beside the springs of dove...' Transcribes text but with significan...Mary Groom William WordsworthSong: she dwelt among th' untrodden waysUnknown
1800-1849'the sailor / rogers'Mary Groom Samuel RogersThe SailorUnknown
1800-1849'An Italian Song / Rogers' [transcription of poem]Mary Groom Samuel RogersAn Italian SongUnknown
1800-1849'coeurde lion at the bier of his father / new monthly magazine' [includes prose note] [transcription of poem]Mary Groom Felicia Dorothea HemansCoeur De Lion At The Bier Of His FatherPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'happiness is a very common plant...' 'e. smith's fragments' 'greenock'Elisabeth or Eliza Duncan Miss Elizabeth SmithFragments of prose and verse: by a young ladyUnknown
1800-1849'the christain life may be compared...' 'e. smith's fragments'. followed by extract ascribed to 'hannah more' 'those ...Elisabeth or Eliza Duncan Miss Elizabeth SmithFragments of prose and verse: by a young ladyUnknown
1800-1849'the cause of all sin...' 'e.smith's fragments'. signed 'e.d.'Elisabeth or Eliza Duncan Miss Elizabeth SmithFragments of prose and verse: by a young ladyUnknown
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay CallimachusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Apollonius RhodiusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay TheocritusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay HerodotusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay ThucydidesunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay AristotlePoliticsPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay AristotleOrganonPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay AthenaeusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay PlautusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay PlautusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay AeschylusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay SophoclesunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay TheocritusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay LucretiusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay CatullusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Albius TibullusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Sextus PropertiusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Silius ItalicusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Velleius PaterculusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay SallustunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay CaesarunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have cast up my reading account, and brought it to the end of the year 1835. [?] During the last thirteen months I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay AristophanesunknownPrint: Book
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' "This is a very good Idyll. Indeed it is more pleasing to me than almost any other pastoral poem in any language. ...Thomas Babington Macaulay TheocritusSeventh IdyllPrint: Book
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'Of Ben Jonson's Alchemist he writes: "It is very happily managed indeed to make Subtle use so many terms of alchemy, ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Ben JonsonThe AlchemistPrint: Book
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'I am a reader in ordinary, and I cannot defend the introduction of the First Catilinarian oration, at full length, in...Thomas Babington Macaulay Ben JonsonCatilinePrint: Book
1800-1849'A Wish' 'Rogers' [transcribes text] 'Mine be a cot beside a hill...'Mary Dugdale Samuel RogersThe WishUnknown
1800-1849'Graves of a Household' [transcript of text]Emma Bowly F. D. HemansThe Graves of a HouseholdUnknown
1800-1849'Autumn departs- but still his mantles fold...' [transcript of text] 'Introduction to the Lord of the Isles'Emma Bowly Walter ScottThe Lord of the IslesUnknown
1800-1849'Stranger! if e'er thine ardent...' [transcript of text] 'Lord of the Isles 14th Canto'Emma Bowly Walter ScottThe Lord of the IslesUnknown
1800-1849'Song of the Bells by Charles Swain'... 'Soft upon the summer air /...'[transcript of text] [NB there was a poet calle...Emma Bowly Charles SwainSong of the BellsUnknown
1800-1849'The Homes of England' [transcribes text] 'Mrs Hemans'Augusta Browne F.D. HemansThe Homes of EnglandUnknown
1800-1849'Mrs Hemans. Evening Prayer at a girls school' [transcribes text]Augusta Browne F.D. HemansEvening Prayer at a Girl's SchoolUnknown
1800-1849'The Wings of the Dove. Mrs Hemans' [transcribes text]Augusta Browne F.D. HemansThe Wings of the DoveUnknown
1800-1849'A Dirge- Burn' 'The sweeping blast, the sky o'ercast [transcribes alll of poem from l.10.]'B.A.T. Herbert Robert BurnsWinter: A DirgeUnknown
1800-1849'Despondency---Burn' 'Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care...' [transcribes poem]B.A.T. Herbert Robert BurnsDespondencyUnknown
1800-1849'A Prayer by Burn' 'O thou great Being! What thou art, /...' [transcribes poem]B.A.T. Herbert Robert BurnsPrayer Under the Pressure of Violent AnguishUnknown
1800-1849'Burn. May 1812' 'The small birds rejoice in the green leaves returning /...' [transcribes poem]B.A.T. Herbert Robert BurnsThe Chevalier's LamentUnknown
1800-1849'Shaw's Monody' 'I who the tedious absence of a day /...' [transcribes poem from line 11]B.A.T. Herbert Cuthbert ShawMonody to the Memory of a Young Lady Who Died in CUnknown
1800-1849'Fairy Favours' [transcript of poem] 'Mrs Hemans'.Mary Groom Felicia Dorothea HemansFairy FavoursUnknown
1800-1849'Sketch from Real Life / Alaric A. Watts' [transcript of poem]Mary Groom Alaric A. WattsSketch From Real LifeUnknown
1800-1849'Verses / Spencer' 'Too late I staid, forgive the crime; /...' [transcript of poem]Mary Groom William Robert SpencerTo The Lady Anne HamiltonUnknown
1800-1849Engaged in a 2nd perusal of the Pursuits of Literature and the Monthly Magazine I.G. Thomas James MathiasThe Pursuits of Literature; A Satirical PoemPrint: Book
1800-1849Read with much delight and instruction the Baroness De Stael's Germany I.G. Baroness Anne Loiuse Germaine De Stael-HolsteinGermanyPrint: Book
1800-1849Read Southey's Life of Wesley and ingenious but by no means faithful production I.G. Robert SoutheyLife of WesleyPrint: Book
1800-1849'In the spring of 1826, after getting through Valpy's Delectus, and a part of Stewart's "Cornelius Nepos, " and also a...Thomas Cooper CaesarCommentaries On The Gallic WarPrint: Book
1800-1849So we read together ... a part of the beautiful "Gerusalemme Liberata", of Tasso, in that most beautiful tongue.Thomas Cooper TassoGerusalemme LiberataPrint: Book
1800-1849I was soon able to make my way in a volume of tales by Herder, Lessing , and others. My school prospered for I took c...Thomas Cooper Lessing[volume of tales]Print: Book
1850-1899"I have been reading lately "Natural Philosophy" by Tomlinson and Sir John Herschel, and am now reading the "Chemistry...Albert Battiscombe Charles TomlinsonIntroduction to the Study of Natural PhilosophyPrint: Book
1850-1899'Our parents had accumulated a large number of books, which we were allowed to browse in as much as we liked.'Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Walter ScottPrint: Book
1850-1899'Our parents had accumulated a large number of books, which we were allowed to browse in as much as we liked.'Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899"I have been reading lately 'Natural Philosophy' by Tomlinson and Sir John Herschel, and am now reading the 'Chemistry...Albert Battiscombe John HerschelA preliminary discourse on the study of Natural PhPrint: Book
1850-1899"I have been reading lately 'Natural Philosophy' by Tomlinson and Sir John Herschel, and am now reading the 'Chemistry...Albert Battiscombe Robert EllisThe Chemistry of Creation: being an outline of thePrint: Book
1850-1899'Our parents had accumulated a large number of books, which we were allowed to browse in as much as we liked.'Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Alfred TennysonPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Our parents had accumulated a large number of books, which we were allowed to browse in as much as we liked.'Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Benjamin DisraeliPrint: Book
1850-1899I have been reading lately "Maunders Geography" and working a little at "Thompson's Natural Philosophy["]Albert Battiscombe Benjamin ThompsonPhilosophical Papers: being a collection of memoirPrint: Book
1850-1899'My eldest brother was one day making disparaging remarks about Tennyson. My mother, all agitated in defence of her id...Mary Thomas Alfred TennysonLocksley HallPrint: Book
1850-1899'Charles was reading Hans Andersen: I wanted the book, asked for it, fussed for it, and finally broke into tears.'Charles Thomas Hans Christian AndersonPrint: Book
1700-1799Did not go to church. Read a funeral sermon of Dr Stanhope's.Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799Bought... sugar at Cossen's, 2 vols of Dr Clark's exposition of the 4 Evengellists (cost 10s), sermons by Dr Stanhope....Gertrude Savile David LewisPhilip of Macedon: A Tragedy. As it is acted at thPrint: Book
1700-1799Sup'd by myself in own chamber. Read 'Tale of a Tub'. Bed 11...Gertrude Savile Jonathan SwiftA Tale of A TubPrint: Book
1700-1799Aunt sup'd with me. Read 4 Acts of 'The Gratefull Servant'. Bed 12. More amused and quiet than of late.Gertrude Savile James ShirleyThe Gratefull Servant. A Comedie...Print: Book
1700-1799Afternoon read a sermon of Dr Stanhope's. of Prayers not being granted immediately.Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799Read one sermon and part of another of Dr Stanhope's of Death and Judgement, and of the sufficiency of the scriptures....Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799After dinner, garden 1 1/2 hours feeding the foul. Drank coffee. Made an end of the sermon.Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799Read 2 sermons of Dr Stanhope's, one to sea men, the other on the 5th November.Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799I sat in the Parlor; drank coffee and read a sermon of Dr Stanhope's...Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799Writt from 6 to 9. Sup'd alone. Read 'The Mulberry Garden', a pretty play. Bed 12.Gertrude Savile Charles SedleyThe Mulberry Garden or The Works...In Two VolumesPrint: Book
1700-1799Mary read to me a little before dinner, (which she does tolerable); 'Cyrus' a Romance. I wound silk.Mary Stancliff Andrew Michael RamsayTravels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Lay till near 11. Mary read 'cyrus', I winding silk.Mary Stancliff Andrew Michael Ramsay['Cyrus'] OR Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Read 'Tale of Tub' 1 hour. Bed past 10.Gertrude Savile Jonathan SwiftA Tale of A TubPrint: Book
1700-1799Read 'Double Falshood' a play of Shakespear's never acted till this winter. I think it a poor one for his. Bed 12.Gertrude Savile William ShakespeareDouble Falsehood; Or, the Distrest Lovers... writtPrint: Book
1700-1799Read 'Sesostris, a new Tragydy'; a so-so one.Gertrude Savile John SturmySesostris: Or, Royalty in Disguise. A Tragedy.Print: Book
1700-1799Read 'The travells of Cyrus' after supper.Gertrude Savile Andrew Michael RamsayThe Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Home past 9. Supper alone, Read 'Cyrus', Bed 12.Gertrude Savile Andrew Michael RamsayThe Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Rise at 10. Mary read 'Cyrus'. Knited [knitted] till 7.Mary Stancliff Andrew Michael RamsayThe Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Took Phisick. Rise at 10. Mary read Cyrus.Mary Stancliff Andrew Michael RamsayThe Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Took phisick. Mary read Cyrus.Mary Stancliff Andrew Michael RamsayThe Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Went into the park...Back to our dinner at 2. Spent the afternoon walking and sitting, and I read 3 Acts of 'The Cons...Gertrude Savile (Sir) Richard SteeleThe Conscious Lovers. A Comedy.Print: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay on Swift's "Essay on the Fates of Clergymen"]: 'People speak of the world as they find it. I ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Jonathan SwiftEssay on the Fates of ClergymenPrint: Book
1700-1799Read... "The Beautifull Pyrate".Gertrude Savile Jean Regnauld de SegraisThree Novels; viz I. The Beautiful Pyrate.... OR FPrint: Book
1700-1799Tent all day light. Read Ugania [?] and Bajesett. Bed past 11.Gertrude Savile Jean Regnauld de SegraisThree Novels; viz I. The Beautiful Pyrate.... OR FPrint: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay on the first page of his copy of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"]: 'An admirable opening scen...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay by the passage about the biting of the thumbs in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"]: 'This is n...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay by the scene in the street beginning with Mercutio's lines: 'Where the devil should this Romeo...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay by the commencement of the third act in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"]: 'Mercutio, here, is...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay by the the lines 'Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, / Shall bitterly begin his fearf...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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[Marginalia by Macaulay at the close of the Third Act of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"]: 'Very fine is the way in w...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's marginalia]: 'When [...] the poor child commits her life to the hands of Friar Law...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
1700-1799Writt till supper. Read 'Sesostris'. Bed near 12.Gertrude Savile John SturmySesostris: Or, Royalty in Disguise. A Tragedy...Print: Book
1700-1799Home past 9 almost starv'd to death...Read 'Gill Blas'. Bed 12.Gertrude Savile Alain Rene Le SageThe History and Adventures of Gil Blas...Print: Book
1700-1799Home near 11. 'Gil Blass'. Bed past 12.Gertrude Savile Alain Rene Le SageThe History and Adventures of Gil Blas...Print: Book
1700-1799Made an end of 'Gil Blas'.Gertrude Savile Alain Rene Le SageThe History and Adventures of Gil Blas...Print: Book
1700-1799Masenger - Believe ye are to blame, much to blame Lady; [...] That Feel a Weight of Sorrow through their Souls.Gertrude Savile Philip MassingerThe Very WomanPrint: Book
1700-1799Read 4 acts of 'The Rehearsall'. Bed 11.Gertrude Savile George (Duke of Buckingham) VilliersThe RehearsalPrint: Book
1700-1799Read an act of 'The Rehearsall' and one of 'All for Love'. Bed 12.Gertrude Savile George (Duke of Buckingham) VilliersThe RehearsalPrint: Book
1700-1799Read 'travells of Cyrus' alone 2 1/2 hours. A fine book. Bed near 12.Gertrude Savile Andrew Michael RamsayThe Travels of CyrusPrint: Book
1700-1799Read part of a sermon of Dr Stanhope's.Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799Read a sermon of Dr Stanhope's to the sons of the clergy. Bed past 11.Gertrude Savile George StanhopeTwelve SermonsPrint: Book
1800-1849I took up the Economy of Human Life, and was much pleased with the simplicity, ease and elegance of its style. The Bio...John Horrocks Ainsworth Robert DodsleyThe Economy of Human LifePrint: Book
1800-1849I finished Allan Ramsay's "Gentle Shepherd", and with some parts have been much pleased - the Scotch is interesting to...John Horrocks Ainsworth Allan RamsayThe Gentle ShepherdPrint: Book
1800-1849Commenced Boswell's Life of Johnson and was much pleased with it.John Horrocks Ainsworth James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849Dined at five - went on with Boswell having discontinued it, since Saturday January 23rd.John Horrocks Ainsworth James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849Wholesome dinners produce haviness and ill humour commenced Peveril of the Peak.John Horrocks Ainsworth Walter ScottPeveril of the PeakPrint: Book
1800-1849Finished Peveril of the Peak.John Horrocks Ainsworth Walter ScottPeveril of the PeakPrint: Book
1850-1899'There is a pencil note in his copy of "Paradise Lost": "Had to write 500 lines of this for being caught reading "King...Tom Thomas William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
1850-1899'We spent a whole term on the first two scenes of "The Tempest".'Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes William ShakespeareThe TempestPrint: Book
1850-1899I have done nothing but wade through Dean Stanley's Life this last week in the intervals of doing perfunctorily a litt...Margaret Oliphant A.P. StanleyA Selection from the writings of Dean StanleyPrint: Book
1700-1799Reading "Anedotes of Some Remarkable Persons Chiefly of The Present and Two Preceding Centuries'Joseph Hunter William SewardAnecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons, Chiefly oPrint: Book
1700-1799Looked at Ainsworth's dictionary for the derivation of all the Christian names; Joseph is derived from the Hebrew of I...Joseph Hunter Robert AinsworthRobert Ainsworth's DictionaryPrint: Book
1800-1849Have you seen a little volume of Westall's Poems containing a DAY in SPRING, and other detached pieces, with four love...Sarah Harriet Burney Richard WestallA Day in Spring, and Other PoemsPrint: Book
1800-1849'From Rokeby' 'The tear that down childhood's cheek...' [4lines]member of Carey/Maingay groupWalter ScottRokeby
1800-1849May heavenly Angels their soft wings display And guide you safe thro' ev'ry dangerous way In every step may you most h...Sophia Mary MastersTo Marinda at PartingUnknown
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Gotthilf Heinrich von SchubertAllgemeine NaturgeschichtePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph SchellingZeitschrift fur speculative PhysikPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Gotthilf Heinrich von SchubertAnsichten von der Nachtseite der NaturwissenschaftPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Sir Walter ScottNovels and Tales of the Author of WaverleyPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Sir Walter ScottHistorical Romances of the Author of WaverleyPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Gotthilf Heinrich von SchubertDie Symbolik des TraumesPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Sir Walter ScottNovels and Romances of the Author of WaverleyPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Henry ScougalThe Life of God in the Soul of Man OR The Nature aPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Sir Walter ScottMinstrelsy of the Scottish BorderPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Charles ScudamoreA Chemical and Medical Report of the Properties ofPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Edwin AtherstoneThe Last Days of Herculaneum; and Abradates and PaPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Pietro MetastasioOperePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John HaslamMedical Jurisprudence as it relates to Insanity, aPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge George SamouelleThe Entomologist's Useful CompendiumPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge William ShakespearePlays [various]Print: Book
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[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge James MacPhersonThe Poems of Ossian, the Son of FingalPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Adam WeishauptPythagorasPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge William ShakespearePlaysPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge AristaenetusEpistolae graecaePrint: Book
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[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Paul de Rapin-ThoyrasThe History of EnglandPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Heinrich RimiusA Candid Narrative of the Rise and Progress of the HerrnhuntersPrint: Book
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1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Johannes CocceiusOpera omnia theologicaPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Charles DallisonThe Royalist's DefencePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Charles Bowker AshAdbaston: or Days of YouthPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge William WordsworthBenjamin the WaggonerPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Blaise PascalLes ProvincialesPrint: Book
1700-1799[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Adam WeishauptUeber Wahrheit und sittliche VollkommenheitPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Johann Albert Heinrich ReimarusUeber die Grunde der menschlichen Erkentniss und der nat?rlichen ReligionPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Francois RabelaisThe Works of Francis RabelaisPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Gerardus Joannes VossiusPoeticarum Institutionum, libri tresPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John Benn WalshOn the Present Balance of Parties in the StatePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John Benn WalshPopular Opinions on Parliamentary ReformPrint: Book
[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John ReynoldsThe Triumphes of God's Revenge against the CryingePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Daniel SandfordThe Remains of the Late Right Reverend Daniel SandfordPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Jacopo SannazaroJacobi Sannazarii, patricii neapolitani, operaPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Carl Von SavignyOf the Vocation of our Age for Legislation and JurisprudencePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Joannes ScapulaJoan. Scapulae Lexicon Graeco-LatinumPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von SchellingDarlegung des wahren Verhaltnisses der NaturphilosphePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von SchellingDenkmal der Schrift von den gottlichen DingenPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von SchellingEinleitung zu seinem Entwurf eines Systems der NaturphilosophiePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von SchellingIdeen zu einer Philosophie der NaturPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Von SchellingPhilosophie und ReligionPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Robert AndersonThe Works of the British PoetsPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Robert AndersonThe Works of the British PoetsPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia, by the lines 'Now, afore God, this reverend holy friar/ All our whole city is much bound to him...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia by the speech about Queen Mab in Romeo and Juliet: "This speech, - full of matter, of thought, o...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia by the lines 'Hath Romeo slain himself' to 'Of those eyes shut, that make thee answer "I"' : "If...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
1800-1849Macaulay's marginalia by the point where Balthazar brings the evil tidings to Mantua in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Lucy HutchinsonMemoirs of the Life of Colonel [John] HutchinsonPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in the scene in the vault of death in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: "The desperate calmness of...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John StrypeThe History of the Life and Acts of the most Reverend Father in GodPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Abraham ParsonsTravels in Asia and AfricaPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, by the opening dialogue: "beyond praise".Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John StrypeMemorials of the Most Reverend Father in God, Thomas CranmerPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, by the lines 'that season comes/ Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrate...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John StrypeMemorials of the Most Reverend Father in God, Thomas CranmerPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Johann Caspar SuicerusJoh. Caspari Suiceri...Thesaurus EcclesiasticusPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, "The long story about Fortinbras, and all that follows from it, seems to ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Giuseppe Luca PasiniVocabolario Italiano-Latino per uso degli studiosiPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, in the scene of the royal audience in the room of state: "The silence of ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge John PearsonAn Exposition of the CreedPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgThe Wisdom of Angels concerning Divine Love and Divine WisdomPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, by the scene with the strolling player's declamation about Pyrrhus: "the ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgTrue Christian ReligionPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgDe coelo et ejus mirabilibus, et de infernoPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgDe cultu et amore DeiPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, at the opening of Act 1, Scene 4: "Nothing can be finer than this specime...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgDe equo albo de quo in ApocalypsiPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, by the lines 'Dost thou hear?/ Since my dear soul was mistress of her cho...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgOeconomia regni animalis, in transactiones divisaPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgOeconomia regni animalis, in transactiones divisaPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Hamlet, by the conversation between Hamlet and the courtier, in Act 5: "This is a...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia. By an editorial note by Dr Johnson, to the lines, 'Who would fardels bear, / To groan and swea...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia. By the editorial notes in his copy of Hamlet: "It is a noble emendation. Had Warburton often ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Alaric Alexander WattsPoetical SketchesPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia by the editorial notes in his copy of Hamlet in the scene where Hamlet declines to kill his uncl...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, in Act 1, Scene 3: "Here begins the finest of all human performances."Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, in Act 2, Scene 2, opposite Cornwall's description of the fellow who h...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, by the lines 'Now i pr'ythee, daughter, do not make me mad!/ I will no...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, by the apostrophe commencing, 'O, let not women's weapons, water-drops...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, by opening of the play: "Idolising Shakspeare [sic] as I do, I cannot ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, by the quarrel between Kent and Cornwall's steward: "It is rather a fa...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of King Lear, in Act 3, Scene 4: "The softening of Lear's nature and manners, under ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in response to a note by Dr Johnson at the end of King Lear. Johnson protested against the unpl...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Antony and Cleopatra. A response to an editorial note by Steevens. "Solemn nons...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareAntony and CleopatraPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Lord Alfred TennysonPoems, Chiefly LyricalPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Johann Nicolaus TetensPhilosophische VersuchePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Thomas GaisfordPoetae Minores GraeciPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel PepysMemoirs of Samuel Pepys, EsqPrint: Book
[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Plotinus PlotinusPlotini Platonicorum facile coryphaei operum philosophiePrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Proclus ProclusThe Philosophical and Mathematical CommentariesPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Charles TennysonSonnets and Fugitive Pieces, by Charles TennysonPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Aulus Persius FlaccusAuli Persi Flacci Satirarum liberPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Henry V, by the Prologue. Macaulay responds to an editorial note by Dr Johnson, ...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareHenry VPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]Samuel Taylor Coleridge Emanuel SwedenborgRegnum animale anatomice, physice et philosophicePrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Warburton's editorial note to the lines 'Now the hu...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by the lines 'the rattling tongue / Of saucy and audac...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, by the lines 'Be, as thou wast wont to be' to 'Hath su...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
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Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, on the last page: "A glorious play. The love-scenes F...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
1800-1849I read some of Chrysostom's commentary on the Ephesians. I am getting tired of this commentary. Such underground dar...Elizabeth Barrett St John ChrysostomCommentary on the EphesiansPrint: Book
1800-1849Very busy today. Reading Aeschylus & learning the verb τύπτω.Elizabeth Barrett AeschylusPrint: Book
1800-1849Bro [Barrett's eldest brother, Edward Barrett Moulton-Barrett] read prayers. Afterwards he read Lord John Russell?s s...Edward Moulton-Barrett John Russell[Speech on Reform]
1800-1849We [Barrett and Hugh Stuart Boyd] talked comparatively about Homer, Aeschylus & Shakespeare: and positively about Aesc...Elizabeth Barrett AeschylusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849We [Barrett and Hugh Stuart Boyd] talked comparatively about Homer, Aeschylus & Shakespeare: and positively about Aesc...Elizabeth Barrett AeschylusPrometheusPrint: Book
1800-1849We [Barrett and Hugh Stuart Boyd] talked comparatively about Homer, Aeschylus & Shakespeare: and positively about Aesc...Elizabeth Barrett EuripidesMedeaPrint: Book
We [Barrett and Hugh Stuart Boyd] talked comparatively about Homer, Aeschylus & Shakespeare: and positively about Aesc...Elizabeth Barrett William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1700-1799'"My Sister would be very glad of your assistance in her Italian studies," W[ordsworth] wrote to [William] Mathews on ...William and Dorothy WordsworthLudovico AriostoOrlando FuriosoPrint: Book
1700-1799'W[ordsworth] did not read it [Thomas Beddoes, Domiciliary Verses] until it was reprinted in the Annual Anthology (179...William Wordsworth Thomas BeddoesDomiciliary VersesPrint: Book
1800-1849At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read th...Elizabeth Barrett EuripidesPrint: Book
1800-1849At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read th...Elizabeth Barrett Marcus AntoninusPrint: Book
1800-1849At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read th...Elizabeth Barrett CallimachusPrint: Book
1800-1849At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read th...Elizabeth Barrett EpictetusPrint: Book
1800-1849At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read th...Elizabeth Barrett IsocratesPrint: Book
1800-1849At breakfast, my parcel of books from Eaton came up the road. Fresh from the carrier. Unpacked it eagerly, & read th...Elizabeth Barrett EuripidesAlcestisPrint: Book
1800-1849I liked my solitude, even tho? I had no one to say so to - & in spite of La Bruy?re & Cowper! ? Nearly finished the Al...Elizabeth Barrett EuripidesAlcestisPrint: Book
1800-1849They did not return until past nine; & I meanwhile was hard at work at Antoninus. Finished his 5th book ? read 7 chap...Elizabeth Barrett AntoninusPrint: Book
1700-1799'At some point after 1828, W[ordsworth] told Alexander Dyce that he read Bowles's Fourteen Sonnets on publication: "Wh...William Wordsworth William Lisle BowlesFourteen SonnetsPrint: Book
1800-1849I read half the 6th book of Antoninus today ? so I can?t say, after all, perdidi diem [I have lost a day].Elizabeth Barrett Marcus AntoninusPrint: Book
1850-1899[Permitted Sunday reading for the children of the family]Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Thomas HughesTom BrownPrint: Book
1850-1899[Permitted Sunday reading for the children of the family].Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Hans Christian AndersenTalesPrint: Book
1800-1849I read the other half of Antoninus?s sixth book, - & half his seventh, besides. What a creature I am ? to spend my ti...Elizabeth Barrett Marcus AntoninusPrint: Book
1800-1849On Wednesday before breakfast, I read the beginning of Antoninus?s 10th. book, & I went on with it today, but not the ...Elizabeth Barrett Marcus AntoninusPrint: Book
1800-1849On Wednesday before breakfast, I read the beginning of Antoninus?s 10th. book, & I went on with it today, but not the ...Elizabeth Barrett Mary ShelleyThe Last ManPrint: Book
1800-1849On Wednesday before breakfast, I read the beginning of Antoninus?s 10th. book, & I went on with it today, but not the ...Elizabeth Barrett Marcus AntoninusPrint: Book
1800-1849Solved my doubts, & read half Cebes?s dialogue before I went to bed. It is rather a pleasing than a profound performa...Elizabeth Barrett CebesDialoguePrint: Book
1800-1849I finished Keats?s Lamia, Isabella, Eve of St Agnes & Hyperion, before breakfast. The three first disappointed me. T...Elizabeth Barrett John KeatsLamiaPrint: Book
1800-1849I finished Keats?s Lamia, Isabella, Eve of St Agnes & Hyperion, before breakfast. The three first disappointed me. T...Elizabeth Barrett John KeatsIsabellaPrint: Book
1800-1849I finished Keats?s Lamia, Isabella, Eve of St Agnes & Hyperion, before breakfast. The three first disappointed me. T...Elizabeth Barrett John KeatsEve of St AgnesPrint: Book
1800-1849I finished Keats?s Lamia, Isabella, Eve of St Agnes & Hyperion, before breakfast. The three first disappointed me. T...Elizabeth Barrett John KeatsHyperionPrint: Book
1800-1849I finished the Endymion today. I do not admire it as a fine poem; but I do admire many passages of it, as being very ...Elizabeth Barrett John KeatsEndymionPrint: Book
1800-1849I finished the Endymion today. I do not admire it as a fine poem; but I do admire many passages of it, as being very ...Elizabeth Barrett TheophrastusPrint: Book
1800-1849Read some passages from Shelley?s Revolt of Islam before I was up. He is a great poet; but we acknowledge him to be a...Elizabeth Barrett Percy Bysshe ShelleyRevolt of IslamPrint: Book
1850-1899'After tea...[on a Sunday, my father]...liked to read aloud to us from books that sounded quite well, but afforded som...Molly Vivian William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'After tea...[on a Sunday, my father]...liked to read aloud to us from books that sounded quite well, but afforded som...Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes Charles DickensThe Pickwick PapersPrint: Book
1800-1849Finished the Hippolytus, - & began the Supllices of Aeschylus. I read a part of it before; but I have left off now my...Elizabeth Barrett AeschylusSupplicesPrint: Book
1800-1849Finished the Choephori, & began the Eumenides. Read more than 500 lines of Greek, & was more tired by them than by th...Elizabeth Barrett AeschylusChoephoriPrint: Book
1800-1849Finished the Choephori, & began the Eumenides. Read more than 500 lines of Greek, & was more tired by them than by th...Elizabeth Barrett AeschylusEumenidesPrint: Book
1800-1849Finished not only the whole of Synesius?s poems, but four odes of Gregory, contained in the same little volume. And y...Elizabeth Barrett SynesiusPoemsPrint: Book
1800-1849Finished not only the whole of Synesius?s poems, but four odes of Gregory, contained in the same little volume. And y...Hugh Stuart Boyd SynesiusPoemsPrint: Book
1800-1849'At age thirteen John Clare was shown The Seasons by a Methodist weaver and though he had no real experience of poetry...John Clare James ThomsonThe SeasonsPrint: Book
1800-1849'The mother of Joseph Wright, the millworker-philologist, did not learn to read until age forty-eight, and then appare...mother of Joseph Wright Friedrich KlopstockMessiahPrint: Book
1850-1899 'I struggled through one [essay/article] by Gladstone just, in order to be able to say I had, but honestly I understo...Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes William GladstonePrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Christopher Thomson was a "zealous" Methodist until he discovered Shakespeare, Miilton, Sterne and Dr Johnson at a ci...Christopher Thomson William ShakespearePrint: Book
1800-1849'Christopher Thomson was a "zealous" Methodist until he discovered Shakespeare, Miilton, Sterne and Dr Johnson at a ci...Christopher Thomson Laurence SternePrint: Book
1800-1849'Christopher Thomson was a "zealous" Methodist until he discovered Shakespeare, Miilton, Sterne and Dr Johnson at a ci...Christopher Thomson Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Circuit preacher Joseph Barker found that theology simply could not compete with Shakespeare: "What pleased me most ...Joseph Barker William ShakespearePrint: Book
1800-1849'Shakespeare incited his appetite for poetry: Cowper, Pope, Dryden, Goldsmith, Thomson, Byron. Not only were they more...Joseph Barker Oliver GoldsmithPrint: Book
1800-1849'Shakespeare incited his appetite for poetry: Cowper, Pope, Dryden, Goldsmith, Thomson, Byron. Not only were they more...Joseph Barker James ThomsonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Byron had intoxicated him "with the freedom of his style of writing, with the fervour or passionateness of his feelin...Joseph Barker Thomas HobbesPrint: Book
1800-1849'Though one former ploughboy extolled Shakespeare for possessing a deep sense of the pure morality of the Gospel" and ...Samuel Westcott Tilke William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'While he read little but the Bible and religious periodicals, his son was working his way through the Rhymney Workmen...Thomas Jones Oliver GoldsmithHistory of EnglandPrint: Book
1850-1899'While he read little but the Bible and religious periodicals, his son was working his way through the Rhymney Workmen...Thomas Jones JosephusPrint: Book
1850-1899'While he read little but the Bible and religious periodicals, his son was working his way through the Rhymney Workmen...Thomas Jones William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'While he read little but the Bible and religious periodicals, his son was working his way through the Rhymney Workmen...Thomas Jones Samuel PepysPrint: Book
1850-1899'While he read little but the Bible and religious periodicals, his son was working his way through the Rhymney Workmen...Thomas Jones Samuel JohnsonLives of the PoetsPrint: Book
1850-1899'The Primitive Methodists may have been the most anti-intellectual of the Wesleyans, yet miners' MP John Johnson... "f...John Johnson Adam SmithThe Wealth of NationsPrint: Book
1850-1899'The Primitive Methodists may have been the most anti-intellectual of the Wesleyans, yet miners' MP John Johnson "foun...John Johnson Alfred MarshallPrinciples of EconomicsPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'As a circuit preacher Pyke introduced farm people to Milton, Carlyle, Ruskin and Tolstoy. His own reading ranged from...Richard Pyke William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'As a circuit preacher Pyke introduced farm people to Milton, Carlyle, Ruskin and Tolstoy. His own reading ranged from...Richard Pyke James BoswellPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a circuit preacher Pyke introduced farm people to Milton, Carlyle, Ruskin and Tolstoy. His own reading ranged from...Richard Pyke Percy Bysshe Shelley[poems]Print: Book
1850-1899'As a circuit preacher Pyke introduced farm people to Milton, Carlyle, Ruskin and Tolstoy. His own reading ranged from...Richard Pyke George Henry LewesHistory of PhilosophyPrint: Book
1800-1849'The propaganda of Robert Owen alone did not convert printer Thomas Frost... to socialism: "The poetry of Coleridge an...Thomas Frost Percy Bysshe Shelley[poetry]Print: Book
1800-1849'The propaganda of Robert Owen alone did not convert printer Thomas Frost to socialism: "The poetry of Coleridge and S...Thomas Frost Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, periodical bound into books
1800-1849'The propaganda of Robert Owen alone did not convert printer Thomas Frost to socialism: "The poetry of Coleridge and S...Thomas Frost Charles de Secondat, Baron MontesquieuThe Persian LettersPrint: Book
1800-1849'The propaganda of Robert Owen alone did not convert printer Thomas Frost to socialism: "The poetry of Coleridge and S...Thomas Frost Thomas Second Lord LytteltonLettersPrint: Book
1700-1799"Within the last month I have read Tristram Shandy, Brydone's Sicily and Malta, and Moore's Travels in France," D[orot...Dorothy Wordsworth Laurence SterneTristram ShandyPrint: Book
1700-1799"Of my earliest days at school I have little to say, but that they were very happy ones, chiefly because I was left at...William Wordsworth Miguel de Cervantes SavedraDon QuixotePrint: Book
1700-1799"Of my earliest days at school I have little to say, but that they were very happy ones, chiefly because I was left at...William Wordsworth Alain Rene Le SageHistoire de Gil Blas de SantillanePrint: Book
1700-1799"Towards the end of his life, W[ordsworth] recalled that during his 'earliest days at school' he read 'any part of Swi...William Wordsworth Jonathan SwiftGulliver's TravelsPrint: Book
1700-1799"Towards the end of his life, W[ordsworth] recalled that during his 'earliest days at school' he read 'any part of Swi...William Wordsworth Jonathan SwiftA Tale of a TubPrint: Book
1700-1799"[in 29.10.1828 letter to Alexander Dyce] ... W[ordsworth] recalls that 'in 1788 the Ode was first printed from Dr Car...William Wordsworth William CollinsAn Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of ScotlandPrint: Newspaper
1700-1799"As [S. T. Coleridge] recalled in the Friend, 'I had [when composing The Three Graves in 1798] been reading Bryan Edwa...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Bryan EdwardsThe History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West IndiesPrint: Book
1700-1799"W[ordsworth]'s note to Guilt and Sorrow 81 acknowledges a borrowing 'From a short MS. poem read to me when an under-g...William John Bernard FarishManuscript: Unknown
1700-1799"W[ordsworth]'s note to Guilt and Sorrow 81 acknowledges a borrowing 'From a short MS. poem read to me when an under-g...Charles Farish John Bernard FarishManuscript: Unknown
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'Milton established a habit of serious reading, which brought Bamford to Homer, Virgil, Shakespeare, the great poets, ...Samuel Bamford William ShakespearePrint: Book
1900-1945'In 1926 [Catherine McMullen] was herself a workhouse laundress, struggling to improve her mind by reading T.P. and Ca...Catherine McMullen Philip Stanhope, 4th Lord ChesterfieldLetters of Lord Chesterfield to his SonPrint: Book
1900-1945'In 1926 [Catherine McMullen] was herself a workhouse laundress, struggling to improve her mind by reading T.P. and Ca...Catherine McMullen Desiderius Erasmus RotterdamusPrint: Book
1900-1945'Garratt escaped [from factory life] to an evening course in English literature, where he felt "like a child that beco...V.W. Garratt John KeatsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Garratt escaped [from factory life] to an evening course in English literature, where he felt "like a child that beco...V.W. Garratt Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Garratt escaped [from factory life] to an evening course in English literature, where he felt "like a child that beco...V.W. Garratt Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Mary Smith] found emancipation in Shakespeare, Dryden, Goldsmith and other standard male authors, whom she extolled ...Mary Smith William ShakespearePrint: Book
1800-1849'[Mary Smith] found emancipation in Shakespeare, Dryden, Goldsmith and other standard male authors, whom she extolled ...Mary Smith Oliver GoldsmithPrint: Book
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'[Mary Smith] found emancipation in Shakespeare, Dryden, Goldsmith and other standard male authors, whom she extolled ...Mary Smith Joseph AddisonPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Mary Smith] found emancipation in Shakespeare, Dryden, Goldsmith and other standard male authors, whom she extolled ...Mary Smith Richard SteelePrint: Book
1800-1849'by age twenty [Mary Smith] had read and understood George Payne's Elements of Mental and Moral Science, Thomas Brown'...Mary Smith Ralph Waldo EmersonPrint: Book
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'like the great man [Carlyle] himself, [Mary Smith] studied Fichte, Schiller and Goethe'.Mary Smith Johann Christoph Friedrich von SchillerPrint: Book
1700-1799"On 21 Sept 1798, Klopstock read to W[ordsworth] and C[oleridge] 'some passages from his odes in which he has adopted ...Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock[odes]Unknown
1700-1799"Christopher Wordsworth Jr. wrote of W[ordsworth]: 'The week before he took his degree he passed his time in reading C...William Wordsworth Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Book
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"[S. T.] C[oleridge] stayed up until one o'clock in the morning to read Tytler's translation of The Robbers ... "Samuel Taylor Coleridge Johann Christoph Friedrich von SchillerThe RobbersPrint: Book
1700-1799'Southey, W[ordsworth] told [William] Mathews in Oct. 1795, "is about publishing an epic poem on the subject of the Ma...William Wordsworth Robert SoutheyJoan of ArcManuscript: Unknown
1700-1799'In his letter to [William] Mathews of 3 Aug. 1791, W[ordsworth] somewhat effacingly claims only to have read "in our ...William Wordsworth Lawrence SterneTristram ShandyPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have read only one play, the Bashful Lover and one or two of Plutarch's lives since we wrote last.'Dorothy Wordsworth Philip MassingerBashful Lover, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth describes receiving only 'two last volumes' of 'Mr Clarkson's Book': 'we may yet have to wait a for...Dorothy Wordsworth Thomas ClarksonPortraiture of Quakerism as taken from a view of the Moral Education, Descriptions, Peculiar Customs, Religious Principles, Political and Civil Oeconomy and Character of the Society of FriendsPrint: Book
1800-1849'W[illia]m [Wordsworth] has read most of Mr Clarkson's book and has been much pleased, but he complains of the second ...William Wordsworth Thomas ClarksonPortraiture of Quakerism as taken from a View of the Moral Education, Descriptions, Peculiar Customs, Religious Principles, Political and Civil OEconomy and Character of the Society of Friends.Print: Book
1800-1849'We received the Books a week ago ... We have all already to thank you for a great deal of delight which we have recei...William Wordsworth HutchinsonMemoirs of Colonel HutchinsonPrint: Book
1800-1849'We travelled ... to Nottingham, where we walked about and viewed the Castle and town, an interesting old place, and p...Wordsworth FamilyLucy HutchinsonMemoirs of Colonel HutchinsonPrint: Book
1700-1799'Clarissa Harlowe was not more interesting [than Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment...Dorothy Wordsworth Samuel RichardsonClarissa, or The History of a Young LadyPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'We had read his [Thomas Clarkson's] book ... William [Wordsworth] I believe made a few remarks upon paper, but he had...William Wordsworth Thomas ClarksonHistory of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, TheManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth describes coach journey from London, having already observed that the coach guard was a former groc...[a grocer] Anon William Wordsworth[poems]Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Francis Wrangham: 'I have read your quondam Friend's, Dr. Symmonds' life of Milton, on some futu...William Wordsworth SymmondsLife of John Milton, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'In compliance with frequent entreaties I took the MSS [of The White Doe of Rylstone] to [Charles] Lamb's to read it, ...William Wordsworth William WordsworthWhite Doe of Rylstone, TheManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Walter Scott: 'Thank you for Marmion which I have read with lively pleasure ... 'William Wordsworth Walter ScottMarmionUnknown
1800-1849'I have read Cevallos; also I have read Miss Smith's Translation of Klopstock's and Mrs. K's letters [goes on to expre...Dorothy Wordsworth Don Pedro CevallosExposition of the Arts and Machinations which led to the Usurpation of the Crown of Spain ...Print: Book
1800-1849'Mr. Wilson came to us on Saturday morning and stayed till Sunday afternoon - William [Wordsworth] read the White Doe;...William Wordsworth William WordsworthWhite Doe of Rylstone, ThePrint: Serial / periodicalUnknown
1800-1849As I have no people to tell you of, so have I very few books, and know nothing of what is stirring in the literary wor...Edward Fitzgerald Arthur Penryn StanleyLife of Thomas Arnold D.D, Headmaster of RugbyPrint: Book
1850-1899I have been reading in my Boat?Virgil, Juvenal, and Wesley?s Journal. Do you know the last? one of the most interesti...Edward Fitzgerald John WesleyJournalPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia by the conversation in the street between Brutus and Cassius, in the First Act of Julius Caesar...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia at the end of Julius Caesar] "The last scenes are huddled up, and affect me less than Plutarch'...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia by the lines "Let me have men about me that are fat/ Sleek headed men, and such as sleep o' nig...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews "educated" costermongers who read fiction aloud to groups of costermongers in the courts they ...G.W.M. ReynoldsThe Mysteries of LondonPrint: Serial / periodical
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Henry Mayhew interviews "educated" costermongers who read fiction aloud to groups of costermongers in the courts they ...G.W.M. ReynoldsThe Mysteries of the Court of LondonPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Henry Mayhew interviews a street author or street poet: "I was very fond of reading poems in my youth, as soon as I...anon Oliver GoldsmithEdwin and AngelinaPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a crossing sweeper: "Sometimes, after I get home, I read a book, if I can borrow one. What ...G.W.M. ReynoldsReynolds's MiscellanyPrint: Serial / periodical
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Henry Mayhew interviews a penny mouse-trap maker (cripple): "I found books often lull my pain... I can't afford the...anon William ShakespearePrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a 'vagrant' of 18 years of age: "Of a night ...we'd read stories about Jack Sheppard and Di...anon William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a 'vagrant' of 18 years of age: "Of a night ...we'd read stories about Jack Sheppard and Di...anon William Harrison AinsworthRookwoodPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a boy of 16, a vagrant and inmate of a casual ward of a London workhouse: "My father had no...anon WattsPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a boy of 16, a vagrant and inmate of a casual ward of a London workhouse: "My father had no...anon John WesleyPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a boy of 16, a vagrant and inmate of a casual ward of a London workhouse: "My father had no...anon William Harrison AinsworthWindsor CastlePrint: Book, Serial / periodical, unsure if penny numbers or book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a boy of 16, a vagrant and inmate of a casual ward of a London workhouse: "My father had no...anon William Harrison AinsworthThe Tower of LondonPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, unsure if penny numbers or book
1850-1899Henry Mayhew interviews a boy of 17, an inmate of a London workhouse: "I've read 'Jack Sheppard' through, in three ...anon William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry Mayhew interviews a 'London sneak or common thief': "On Sunday evenings the only books read were such as 'Jac...anon William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry Mayhew interviews a 'London sneak or common thief': "On Sunday evenings the only books read were such as 'Jac...anon William Harrison AinsworthRookwoodPrint: Book
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Henry Mayhew interviews a former London pickpocket, turned patterer; grew up in Shropshire, father a Wesleyan minister...anon Charles DickensPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'[Muir's] account of his reading material as a young man in Glasgow points to an involvement with poems of the Romanti...Edwin Muir John Keats'Ode to a Nightingale'Print: Unknown
1900-1945'[Muir's] account of his reading material as a young man in Glasgow points to an involvement with poems of the Romanti...Edwin Muir Alfred Lord Tennyson'The Lotus Eaters'Print: Unknown
1900-1945'[Muir's] account of his reading material as a young man in Glasgow points to an involvement with poems of the Romanti...Edwin Muir Percy Bysshe Shelley'Ode to the West Wind'Print: Unknown
1900-1945'[Muir's] account of his reading material as a young man in Glasgow points to an involvement with poems of the Romanti...Edwin Muir Algernon Charles Swinburne'Atalanta in Calydon'Print: Unknown
1900-1945'[Muir's] account of his reading material as a young man in Glasgow points to an involvement with poems of the Romanti...Edwin Muir Wiliam Wordsworth'The Solitary Reaper'Print: Unknown
1800-1849Henry Mayhew holds meeting with a group of the lowest class of male juvenile thieves and vagabonds; during the meeting...anon William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, either in penny numbers or as volume
1800-1849Henry Mayhew holds meeting with a group of the lowest class of male juvenile thieves and vagabonds; during the meeting...anon William Harrison AinsworthRookwoodPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, either in penny numbers or as volume
1800-1849Henry Mayhew holds meeting with a group of the lowest class of male juvenile thieves and vagabonds; during the meeting...group of London thievesWilliam Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, either as penny numbers or in volume
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman Ralph Waldo Emerson[Essays]Print: Book
1700-1799'Three of W[ordsworth]'s translations of Catullus survive from between 1786 and c.1788 ["Death of a Starling" (1786); ...William Wordsworth CatullusCarminaUnknown
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman John RuskinSesame and LiliesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman Oliver Wendell HolmesAutocrat of the Breakfast TablePrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman James BoswellLife of JohnsonPrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman Miguel de CervantesDon QuixotePrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman Thomas a KempisThe Imitation of ChristPrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman William ShakespeareSonnetsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Philip Inman conveyed a ... specific sense of the uses of literacy for an early Labour MP. The son of a widowed charw...Philip Inman Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Philip Inman] loved everything by Charlotte Bronte, partly for what she had to say about the class system: "Characte...Philip Inman Jane Austen[novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'When asked how books had shaped him, Labour M.P. F.W. Jowett ranged widely: Ivanhoe made him want to read, Unto this ...F.W. Jowett Walter ScottIvanhoePrint: Book
1850-1899'When asked how books had shaped him, Labour M.P. F.W. Jowett ranged widely: Ivanhoe made him want to read, Unto this ...F.W. Jowett John RuskinUnto this LastPrint: Book
1700-1799' ... a short extract from [Philip] Massinger's The Picture (III.v.211-19) [was] copied by D[orothy] W[ordsworth] into...Dorothy Wordsworth Philip MassingerPicture, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'Percy Wall, jailed for defying draft notices in the First World War, was inspired in part by a copy of Queen Mab owne...Percy Wall Percy Bysshe ShelleyQueen MabPrint: Unknown
1700-1799'During the spring or summer of 1789, W[ordsworth] translated Moschus' Lament for Bion [Idyllium III] ... 'William Wordsworth MoschusLament for BionUnknown
1900-1945'Percy Wall, jailed for defying draft notices in the First World War, was inspired in part by a copy of Queen Mab owne...Percy Wall Ralph Waldo EmersonPrint: Book
1900-1945'Percy Wall, jailed for defying draft notices in the First World War, was inspired in part by a copy of Queen Mab owne...Percy Wall William ShakespearePrint: Book
1900-1945'Emrys Daniel Hughes, [an] imprisoned CO and son of a Tonypandy miner, learned that the authorities were not unaware o...Emrys Daniel Hughes Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Emrys Daniel Hughes, [an] imprisoned CO and son of a Tonypandy miner, learned that the authorities were not unaware o...Emrys Daniel Hughes Laurence SterneTristram ShandyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Emrys Daniel Hughes, [an] imprisoned CO and son of a Tonypandy miner, learned that the authorities were not unaware o...Emrys Daniel Hughes Herbert George WellsThe World Set FreePrint: Book
1700-1799'[Thomas] Bowman [Wordsworth's schoolmaster] recalled that W[ordsworth] read [George Sandys, Relation of a Journey Beg...William Wordsworth George SandysRelation of a Journey Begun 1610. Foure Bookes. Containing a Description of the Turkish Empire, of AEgypt, of the Holy Land, of the Remote Parts of Italy and Ilands AdjoyningPrint: Book
1700-1799'As W[ordsworth] recalled in the Fenwick Note to We are Seven ... his reading of Shelvocke's Voyages inspired the kill...William Wordsworth George ShelvockeVoyage Round the World by the Way of the Great South Sea, Performed in the Years 1719-1722Print: Book
1900-1945'[Emrys Hughes] read the social history of Macaulay, Froude, and J.R. Green; Thorold Rogers's Six Centuries of Work an...Emrys Daniel Hughes Thorold RogersSix Centuries of Work and WagesPrint: Book
1700-1799'On the rear flyleaf of his copy of [Charlotte Smith's] Elegiac Sonnets [5th edn, 1789]... W[ordsworth] copied two mor...William Wordsworth Charlotte Smith[sonnets (two)]Manuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Transcription of William Wordsworh, "Fidelity" in letter from Dorothy Wordsworth to Lady Beaumont, 2 March 1806 (first...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthFidelityManuscript: Unknown
Transcription of William Wordsworth, "Star-Gazers" appears in letter from Dorothy Wordsworth to Lady Beaumont, 15 Nove...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthStar-GazersUnknown
Transcription of William Wordsworth, 'The Force of Prayer' appears in letter from Dorothy Wordsworth to Jane Marshall,...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthThe Force of PrayerManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Daniel Stuart, 'Sunday Night, June 4th [1809]': 'Nothing but vexation seems to attend me in thi...William Wordsworth William WordsworthConvention of Cintra, The
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, 1 August 1809: '... I took the pains when I was in Kendal of going to the Boo...Dorothy Wordsworth variousEdinburgh ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 18 Novembr [1809]: 'Sara [Hutchinson] has been kept almost constantly busy i...Sara Hutchinson William WordsworthIntroduction to Select Views in Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancashire, by the Rev. Joseph Wilkinson, Rector of East and West Wretham, in the County of Norfolk and Chaplain to the Marquis of HuntlyManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Jane Marshall, [c.19 February 1810] (letter fragmentary): 'Have you seen my Brother Christopher'...Dorothy Wordsworth Christopher WordsworthEcclesiastical Biography, or Lives of Eminent Men connected with the History of Religion in EnglandPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Extract of letter from Thomas De Quincey to Mary Wordsworth, given in 30 December 1810 letter from Dorothy Wordsworth ...Thomas De Quincey Walter ScottThe Lady of the LakeUnknown
1850-1899'By age fourteen Durham collier Jack Lawson... would find... emancipation at the Boldon Miners' Institute... "And didn...Jack Lawson Walter ScottPrint: Book
1850-1899'By age fourteen Durham collier Jack Lawson would find... emancipation at the Boldon Miners' Institute... "And didn't ...Jack Lawson William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'By age fourteen Durham collier Jack Lawson would find... emancipation at the Boldon Miners' Institute... "And didn't ...Jack Lawson James ThomsonThe SeasonsPrint: Book
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'The historical classics "came as a revelation"- Macaulay, J.R. Green, Gibbon, Motley's Dutch Republic, Prescott on Pe...Jack Lawson William Hickling PrescottThe Conquest of MexicoPrint: Book
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'The historical classics "came as a revelation"- Macaulay, J.R. Green, Gibbon, Motley's Dutch Republic, Prescott on Pe...Jack Lawson William Hickling PrescottThe Conquest of PeruPrint: Book
1900-1945[Alice Foley] read some Morris and less Marx, but for her a liberal education for the proletariat was not merely a mea...Alice Foley William MorrisPrint: Book
1900-1945[Alice Foley] read some Morris and less Marx, but for her a liberal education for the proletariat was not merely a mea...Alice Foley William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
1900-1945[Alice Foley] read some Morris and less Marx, but for her a liberal education for the proletariat was not merely a mea...Alice Foley John Keats'Ode on a Grecian Urn'Print: Book
1900-1945[Alice Foley] read some Morris and less Marx, but for her a liberal education for the proletariat was not merely a mea...Alice Foley John Keats'The Eve of St Agnes'Print: Book
1900-1945'[Chaim Lewis] enthusiastically embraced the literature of an alien culture - "the daffodils of Herrick and Wordsworth...Chaim Lewis William Wordsworth'Daffodils'Print: Book
1900-1945'[Chaim Lewis] enthusiastically embraced the literature of an alien culture - "the daffodils of Herrick and Wordsworth...Chaim Lewis William ShakespeareThe Merchant of VenicePrint: Book
1900-1945'Even before [Chaim Lewis] discovered the English novelists, he was introduced to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Pu...Chaim Lewis Leo TolstoyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Even before [Chaim Lewis] discovered the English novelists, he was introduced to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Pu...Chaim Lewis Fyodor DostoevskyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Even before [Chaim Lewis] discovered the English novelists, he was introduced to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Pu...Chaim Lewis Alexander PushkinPrint: Book
1900-1945'Even before [Chaim Lewis] discovered the English novelists, he was introduced to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Pu...Chaim Lewis George Bernard ShawMan and SupermanPrint: Book
1900-1945'Even before [Chaim Lewis] discovered the English novelists, he was introduced to Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Turgenev and Pu...a revolutionary Russian rag merchant Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'In a Sunday school library set up by a cotton mill fire-beater, [Thomas Thompson] read Dickens, Thackeray, Oliver Wen...Thomas Thompson Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'In a Sunday school library set up by a cotton mill fire-beater, [Thomas Thompson] read Dickens, Thackeray, Oliver Wen...Thomas Thompson Oliver Wendell HolmesPrint: Book
1850-1899'In a Sunday school library set up by a cotton mill fire-beater, [Thomas Thompson] read Dickens, Thackeray, Oliver Wen...Thomas Thompson Marcus Aurelius[Meditations]?Print: Book
1850-1899'Blatchford, once he read it carefully found [Samuel Smiles's Self Help] "one of the most delightful and invigorating ...Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford Samuel SmilesSelf HelpPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Gregory offers a case study in the importance of Self-Help. His father was an illiterate Somsert miner, his mo...George Gregory Samuel SmilesSelf HelpPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Gregory offers a case study in the importance of Self-Help. His father was an illiterate Somsert miner, his mo...George Gregory John HarriesPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Gregory offers a case study in the importance of Self-Help. His father was an illiterate Somerset miner, his m...George Gregory Charles Monroe SheldonThe Crucifixion of Philip StrongPrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Captain Charles Pasley, 28 March 1811: 'Now for your book. I had expected it with great impatie...William Wordsworth Captain Charles PasleyAn Essay on the Military Policy and Institutions of the British EmpirePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to William and Mary Wordsworth, 3 May [1812]: 'I am reading the Cid.'Dorothy Wordsworth Robert SoutheyChronicle of the Cid, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Transcribed from title page to edition of Don Quixote in 30 May 1813 letter from William Wordsworth to Basil Montagu:...William Wordsworth Miguel CervantesDon QuixotePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 4 October [1813]: 'I was resolved not to write until I had read your Husband...Dorothy Wordsworth Thomas ClarksonMemoirs of the Private and Public Life of William PennPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 4 October [1813]: 'My whole summer's reading has been a part of two volumes ...Dorothy Wordsworth Robert SoutheyLife of NelsonPrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Samuel Rogers, 5 May 1814: 'I have to thank you for a Present of your Volume of Poems, received ...William Wordsworth Samuel RogersPoemsPrint: Book
1800-1849Writing to Catherine Clarkson, 11 November 1814, Dorothy Wordsworth gives transcription of version of William Wordswor...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthYarrow VistedManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 11 November 1814: 'Your anecdote of Tom [?Thomas Clarkson] that he sate up a...Tom ?Clarkson William Wordsworth?Excursion, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'I have to thank you ... for Egbert, which is pleasingly and v...William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesEgbert, or, The SuicideUnknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'I have peeped into the Ruminator, and turned to your first le...William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesRuminator, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'Your longer poem I have barely looked into ... 'William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesChilde Alarique, a poet's reverie with other poemsPrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'When your Letter arrived I was in the act of reading to Mrs W[...William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesExile, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'I have read the Ruminator, and I fear that I do not like it qu...William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesThe RuminatorPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Sara Hutchinson, 18 February 1815: 'William and Mary and little Willy paid a visit to old Mrs Kn...William Wordsworth William WordsworthExcursion, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Sara Hutchinson, 18 February 1815: 'William and Mary and little Willy paid a visit to old Mrs ...Miss Knott William WordsworthExcursion, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Sara Hutchinson, 18 February 1815: 'It is 11 o'clock. William has been reading the Fairy Queen -...William Wordsworth Edmund SpenserFairy Queen, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Priscilla Wordsworth, 27 February 1815: 'The day before yesterday Miss Alne dined with us, and f...William Wordsworth Christopher WordsworthsermonsPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Priscilla Wordsworth, 27 February 1815: 'The day before yesterday Miss Alne dined with us, and f...Mary Wordsworth Christopher WordsworthsermonsPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Priscilla Wordsworth, 27 February 1815: 'The day before yesterday Miss Alne dined with us, and...Dorothy Wordsworth Christopher WordsworthsermonsPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Sara Hutchinson, 16 March 1815: 'William has made a conquest of holy Hannah [More], though she h...Hannah More William Wordsworthextracts from The ExcursionPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 25 April 1815: 'You mentioned Guy Mannering in your last. I have read it. I can...William Wordsworth Walter ScottGuy ManneringPrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to John Scott, 14 May 1815: 'Amid the hurry consequent upon a recent arrival, with a view to a shor...William Wordsworth John ScottVisit to Paris in 1814Print: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 31 December 1815: 'In reading the 3rd Book of the Excursion last night what ...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthExcursion, TheManuscript: UnknownUnknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to John Scott, 22 February 1816: 'Your Paris Revisited has been in constant use since I received it...Wordsworth FamilyJohn ScottParis Revisited in 1815 by way of BrusselsPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to John Scott, 25 February 1816, on own and contemporaries' endeavours to celebrate victory at Wate...William Wordsworth Robert Southey[Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo, The]Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Christopher Wordsworth: 'We thank you for your Consecration Sermon, which we received free of ex...William Wordsworth Christopher WordsworthA sermon preached in the Chapel of Lambeth at the Consecration of the Hon. and Right Rev. Henry Ryder, Lord Bishop of Gloucester, 1815Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Christopher Wordsworth: "We thank you for your Consecration Sermon, which we received free of ex...Wordsworth FamilyChristopher WordsworthA sermon preached in the Chapel of Lambeth at the Consecration of the Hon. and Right Rev. Henry Ryder, Lord Bishop of Gloucester, 1815Unknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies (postmarked 9 April 1816): 'Your obliging Present [new book of poems] reached me y...William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesIllustrations of a Poetical Character, in six Tales, with other PoemsPrint: BookUnknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies: " ... your poem [Rinaldo] I have read with considerable attention."William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesRinaldo, a desultory PoemUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 10 January 1817, re visit to Mrs Threlkeld (very fond of C. Clarkson) at Hal...Dorothy Wordsworth Catherine ClarksonManuscript: Letter
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Evidence of Abel Heywood to Select Committee considering abolition of newspaper stamps: "This 'Court of London' I c...Abel Heywood G.W.M. ReynoldsThe Mysteries of the Court of LondonPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I have been twice in prison. I was only in Liverpool two days. I came from Manch...H.T. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, read as numbers or volume?
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I have been five times in prison. I have been as the Sanspareil and at all the t...T.A William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I came from Manchester to the races. I was taken into custody when I had only be...G.G. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I have been three times in prison and once discharged. I have been at the Sanspa...J.M. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I was never in prison before. I have been twice discharged, and am now waiting f...William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I have been nine times in prison and once discharged, and am now waiting trial.....T.E. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I have been six times in prison and four times discharged, and am now waiting tria...M.F. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I have been twice in prison and am now waiting trial... I have seen 'Jack Sheppard...A.L. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I have been six times in prison, and four times discharged... Never saw 'Jack Shep...J.F. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I have been four times in prison and twice discharged... I never saw Jack Sheppard...William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I never was in prison before. I have been at the Sanspareil, and at all the other ...E.B. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I never was in prison before. I was taken into custody for attempting to rob my ma...J.H. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I thought this 'Jack Sheppard' was a clever fellow for making his escape and robbi...J.L. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "When I left school I went to Mr Banks, bookseller, two years. I had good opportuni...J.H. William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Antony and Cleopatra, by an editorial note by Steevens, which reminds the reader...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareAntony and CleopatraPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Coriolanus, by a note by Warburton regarding the composition of the Senate] "Abs...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareCoriolanusPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Coriolanus, by a note by Warburton regarding the history of the Roman Consular G...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareCoriolanusPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Coriolanus, by a note by Warburton regarding the creation of the first Censor, w...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareCoriolanusPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Coriolanus, on the last page]: "A noble play. As usual, Shakspeare [sic] had th...Thomas Babington Macaulay William ShakespeareCoriolanusPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors fro...Thomas Babington Macaulay HesiodPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors fro...Thomas Babington Macaulay AthenaeusPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors fro...Thomas Babington Macaulay SallustPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors fro...Thomas Babington Macaulay TacitusPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors fro...Thomas Babington Macaulay Aulus GelliusPrint: Book
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[Editorial commentary on Macaulay's reading]: "His manuscript notes extend through the long range of Greek authors fro...Thomas Babington Macaulay SuetoniusPrint: Book
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[Macaulay's marginalia in his copy of Ben Jonson's Catiline, by the lines 'Lentulus: The augurs all are constant I am ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Ben JonsonCatilinePrint: Book
'I have read your Poem. I like it better than any of the preceding ones.'William Wordsworth R. P. GilliesOswald, A Metrical TalePrint: Book
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Lord Lonsdale, 13 Feb 1818: 'I dined at the Wakefields yesterday. Mr John W. senior broke out ...William Wordsworth Lord LonsdaleManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth describing progress of electioneering in Kendal to Sara Hutchinson, 24 March 1818: 'This morning ...William Crackenthorp Thomas Clarksonletter to Mr WakefieldUnknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, [27 March 1818]: 'I should at this moment determine to go over to Lowther to...William Wordsworth Thomas ClarksonManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 30 March 1818: 'Mr Clarkson's letter [refusing support to Lowther interest i...Dorothy Wordsworth Thomas ClarksonPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Christopher Wordsworth, 1 January 1819: 'Mr Monkhouse will probably have shewn you the copy of ...Christopher Wordsworth William Wordsworthletter to Revd. John RussellManuscript: Letter
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Francis Wrangham, 19 February 1819: '[Samuel] Rogers read me his Poem when I was in Town about 2...Samuel Rogers Samuel RogersHuman Life, A PoemUnknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Hans Busk, 6 July 1819: 'Dear Sir, Your writings are not to be hurried over; this must plead my ...William Wordsworth Hans BuskVestriad, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Lord Lonsdale to William Wordsworth, 1 May 1820: 'I have read the Sonnets on the Duddon, and the notes annexed to them...Lord Lonsdale William WordsworthRiver Duddon, A Series of Sonnets, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 3 September [1820]: 'How admirable and to me astonishing the ardour and indu...Thomas Clarkson Thomas ClarksonsermonUnknown
1800-1849William Wordsworth (visiting Paris) to Helen Maria Williams, [15 October 1820], 'I had the honour of receiving your le...William Wordsworth Helen Maria WilliamsThe Charter; addressed to my nephew Athanase C. L. Coquerel, on his wedding day, 1819Manuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'On 2 May 1812 M[ary] W[ordsworth] wrote to her husband from Hindwell: "I have read the 'Ladies calling' - one of thy ...Mary Wordsworth Richard AllestreeLadies Calling, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Copied by Dorothy Wordsworth into Wordsworth Commonplace Book: 'From Aristotle's Synopsis of the Virtues and Vices ...Dorothy Wordsworth AristotleunknownUnknown
1800-1849Copied by William Wordsworth into letter to Lady Beaumont, 12 March 1805: 'From Aristotle's Synopsis of the Virtues...William Wordsworth AristotleunknownUnknown
1800-1849'"I well remember the acute sorrow with which, by my own fire-side, I first perused Dr. Currie's Narrative, and some o...William Wordsworth Robert BurnslettersPrint: Book
1800-1849'Writing to D[orothy] W[ordsworth] on 19 Aug. 1814, W[ordsworth] describes an incident in a Perth bookshop: "I stepped...William Wordsworth Samuel RogersJacquelinePrint: Book
1800-1849'C[oleridge] read vol. 1 [of Thomas Clarkson, History ... of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade] in proof in ear...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Thomas ClarksonHistory of the Rise, Progress, and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, ThePrint: proof
1800-1849Wordsworth to Alexander Dyce, 22 June 1830, on 'exceedingly pleasing' poem by Sneyd Davies: 'It begins "There was a ti...William Wordsworth Sneyd DaviesAgainst Indolence. An EpistlePrint: Book
1800-1849'W[ordsworth copied quotations from Descartes into D[ove] C[ottage] MS 31, leaves 71-2, c. Feb 1801.'William Wordsworth Rene DescartesunknownUnknown
1800-1849'C[oleridge]was ... reading ... [Dubartas his Second Weeke] in 1807.'Samuel Taylor Coleridge Guillaume de Saluste DubartasDubartas his Second Weeke: Babylon. The Second Part of the Second Day of the II. WeekePrint: Book
1800-1849'Southey had certainly read Dubartas by 2 March 1815 ... 'Robert Southey Guillaume de Saluste DubartasDubartas his Second Weeke: Babylon. The Second Part of the Second Day of the II. WeekePrint: Book
1800-1849'On 29 Dec. 1806 Southey asked John May: "Have you seen the 'Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson'? Very, very rarely has an...Robert Southey Lucy HutchinsonMemoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and TownPrint: Book
1800-1849'On 19 Aug. 1810, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told W[ordsworth] that she was "reading Malkin's Gil Blas - and it is a beau...Dorothy Wordsworth Alain Rene Le SageAdventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'In a letter to D[orothy] W[ordsworth] of 10 March 1801, J[ohn] W[ordsworth] added that "Mr Lewis's poem [The Felon] i...John Wordsworth M. G. LewisFelon, TheManuscript: Unknown
1700-1799'C[oleridge] had read the Essay [on the Principle of Population] shortly after its first appearance in 1798.'Samuel Taylor Coleridge Thomas Robert MalthusEssay on the Principle of Population, AnPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'In [Ashington Mechanics' Institute] library [Chester Armstrong] discovered a "new world", a "larger environment" in D...Chester Armstrong Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Robert BurnsPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong John KeatsPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong William WordsworthPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Walter ScottPrint: Book
1850-1899'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Henrik Johan IbsenPrint: Book
1900-1945'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong George Bernard ShawPrint: Book
1900-1945'In 1898 Armstrong organised the Ashington Debating and Literary Improvement Society, and his reading broadened out to...Chester Armstrong Herbert George WellsPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Through the Women's Co-operative Guild, Deborah Smith] began reading poetry and, at age fifty one, discovered her ow...Deborah Smith Alfred Lord Tennyson'Break, break, break'Print: Book
1850-1899[According to Flora Thompson], "Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books ...Flora THompson Samuel RichardsonPamelaPrint: Book
1850-1899[According to Flora Thompson], "Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books ...Flora THompson Walter ScottWaverley NovelsPrint: Book
1850-1899[According to Flora Thompson], "Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books ...Flora Thompson Elizabeth GaskellCranfordPrint: Book
1850-1899[According to Flora Thompson], "Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books ...Flora Thompson William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899[According to Flora Thompson], "Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books ...Flora Thompson Jane AustenPrint: Book
1850-1899[According to Flora Thompson], "Modern writers who speak of the booklessness of the poor at that time must mean books ...Flora Thompson Charles DickensPrint: Book
1800-1849'"I next succeeded in discovering for myself a child's book, of not less interest than even The Iliad." It was Pilgrim...Hugh Miller Jonathan SwiftGulliver's TravelsPrint: Book
1800-1849'D[orothy] W[ordsworth] made copies of extracts or complete texts from Philips' Collection in the Wordsworth Commonpla...Dorothy Wordsworth Ambrose PhilipsCollection of Old Ballads, APrint: Book
1800-1849"On 20 July 1804 W[ordsworth] wrote to Sir George Beaumont: "'A few days ago I received from Mr Southey your very ...William Wordsworth Sir Joshua ReynoldsThe Works of Sir Joshua ReynoldsPrint: Book
1700-1799"On 20 July 1804 W[ordsworth] wrote to Sir George Beaumont: "'A few days ago I received from Mr Southey your very ...William Wordsworth Sir Joshua ReynoldsDiscoursesPrint: Book
1800-1849"On 5 Jan 1806 D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told Lady Beaumont; "'My Brother chanced to meet with Richardson's letters at...William Wordsworth Samuel RichardsonThe Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, a selection from the original manuscriptsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Robert Southey on "The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson" in letter to C. W. Williams Wynn, 27 November 1804: "Rich...Robert Southey Samuel RichardsonThe Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, a selection from the original manuscriptsPrint: Book
1800-1849'On 29 Nov. 1805, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told Lady Beaumont: "I am reading Rosco's Leo the tenth - I have only got thr...Dorothy Wordsworth William RoscoeThe Life and Pontificate of Leo the TenthPrint: Book
1800-1849' ... by 11 Jan. 1806 ... [Southey] was reading ... [Roscoe, "Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth"] a second time [h...Robert Southey William RoscoeThe Life and Pontificate of Leo the TenthPrint: Book
'On 16 March 1840 W[ordsworth] told [Henry Crabb] Robinson that "C[oleridge]. translated the 2nd part of Wallenstein u...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Johann Christoph Friedrich von SchillerThe Death of WallensteinUnknown
1800-1849'C[oleridge] was a reader of ... [The Lady of the Lake]: he read Southey's copy in Sept. 1810 ... ' Samuel Taylor Coleridge Walter ScottLady of the Lake, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'[Mark L.] Reed reports that W[ordsworth] copied quotations from Sennertus into D[ove] C[ottage] MS 31 ... c.Feb.1801....William Wordsworth Daniel SennertusunknownUnknown
1800-1849'On 6 Feb. 1827 W[ordsworth] told Sotheby: "I was gratified the other day by meeting in Mr Alaric Watt's Souvenir wi...William Wordsworth William SothebyI knew a gentle maidPrint: Book
1700-1799'On 6 Feb. 1827 W[ordsworth] told Sotheby: "I was gratified the other day by meeting in Mr Alaric Watt's Souvenir wi...William Wordsworth William SothebyI knew a gentle maidUnknown
1800-1849'On 6 Feb. 1827 W[ordsworth] told Sotheby: "I was gratified the other day by meeting in Mr Alaric Watt's Souvenir wi...William Wordsworth Alaric WattsSouvenirPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'On 18 April 1807, C[oleridge] told Sotheby: "I read yesterday in a large company, where W. Wordsworth was present, ...Samuel Taylor Coleridge William SothebySaul, a PoemUnknown
1700-1799' ... James Losh reported in his diary for 4 Sept 1800 that Madoc "is ready for publication ... Southey showed me abou...James Losh Robert SoutheyMadocManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'In early Oct. 1810 C[oleridge] wrote to W[ordsworth]: "I send the Brazil which has entertained & instructed me."'Samuel Taylor Coleridge Robert SoutheyHistory of BrazilPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Entered by Coleridge in Wordsworth Commonplace Book: 'O holy peace by thee are only found The passing joys that ever...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Joshua SylvesterO Holy PeaceManuscript: UnknownUnknown
1800-1849'Two poems in [Thomas] Wilkinson's hand, "I Love to be Alone" and "Lines Written on a Paper Wrapt round a Moss-rose Pu...Wordsworth FamilyThomas Wilkinson[poems]Unknown
1800-1849'... ["A Lamentation on the Untimely Death of Roger, in the Cumberland Dialect"], by [Thomas] Wilkinson, in his own ha...Wordsworth FamilyThomas WilkinsonLamentation on the Untimely Death of Roger, in the Cumberland Dialect, AUnknown
1800-1849'W[ordsworth] copied from ... [Thomas Wilkinson's MS "Tours of the British Mountains"] the passage which had inspired ...William Wordsworth Thomas WilkinsonTours to the British MountainsManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'On 7 July 1809, W[ordsworth] told Thomas Wilkinson that "Mr Coleridge showed me a little poem of yours upon your Bird...Wordsworth FamilyThomas WilkinsonTo My Thrushes, Blackbirds, etc.Unknown
1800-1849'On 13 May 1812, [Henry Crabb] Robinson asked W[ordsworth] about [John] Wilson's recently-published volume, The Isle o...William Wordsworth John Wilson[MS poems]Manuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'Writing to [Francis] Wrangham in late Feb. 1801, W[ordsworth] remarked: "I read with great pleasure a very elegant an...William Wordsworth VariousAnnual AnthologyPrint: Book
1700-1799'At some time between late April and 17 Dec. 1799, D[orothy] W[ordsworth] copied the epitaph of Sir George Vane at the...Dorothy Wordsworth William HutchinsonHistory and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Elizabeth Pigot, 2 August 1807: 'I have now a Review before me entitled, "Literary Recreations" where my Bard...George Gordon, Lord Byron VariousMonthly Literary RecreationsPrint: Serial / periodical
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Byron to Robert Charles Dallas, 21 January 1808: 'Whenever Leisure and Inclination permit me the pleasure of a visit, ...George Gordon Lord Byron Robert Charles DallasunknownUnknown
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Byron to Robert Charles Dallas, 21 January 1808: 'As for my reading, I believe I may aver without hyperbole, it has be...George Gordon Lord Byron HerodotusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to William Harness, 11 February 1808: 'I ... remember being favoured with the perusal of many of your compositio...George Gordon Lord Byron William HarnessunknownUnknown
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 20 January 1811: 'I wish to be sure I had a few books ... any damned nonsense on a long Even...George Gordon Lord Byron VariousEdinburgh ReviewPrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter
1700-1799'When radical weaver Samuel Bamford first discovered Pilgrim's Progress, it impressed him as a thrilling illustrated r...Samuel Bamford Richard JohnsonThe History of The Seven ChampionsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Thomas Thompson, from a family of Lancashire weavers, grew up with tales of Robin Hood and the Black Hole of Calctta,...Thomas Thompson Edmund SpenserThe Faerie QueenePrint: Book
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'When young, Frederick Rogers read not only the Bible as a thriller ("the men and women of the sacred books were as fa...Frederick Rogers Alexandre DumasPrint: Book
1800-1849'As a child, William Heaton the Yorkshire weaver-poet, "rambled with Christian from his home in the wilderness to the ...William Heaton Tobias SmollettRoderick RandomPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 9 September 1811: 'Dear Hodgson, - I have been a good deal in your company lately, for I hav...George Gordon, Lord Byron Francis Hodgson[translation of Juvenal]Print: Unknown
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 9 September 1811: 'Dear Hodgson, - I have been a good deal in your company lately, for I hav...George Gordon, Lord Byron Francis HodgsonLady Jane Grey, a Tale; and Other PoemsPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 4 December 1811: 'I have read Watson to Gibbon. He proves nothing, so I am where I was, ver...George Gordon, Lord Byron Richard WatsonApology for Christianity, in a Series of Letters to Edward Gibbon, Esq.Print: Book
1800-1849Byron to Lord Holland, 14 October 1812, on looking out for reports of his Drury Lane Theatre address: 'I have seen no ...George Gordon, Lord Byron variousMorning ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to Lord Holland, 14 October 1812, on looking out for reports of his Drury Lane Theatre address: 'I have seen no ...George Gordon, Lord Byron various[Sunday papers]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to Lady Melbourne, 17 October 1812, on reports of his Drury Lane Theatre address: '... my address has been ... m...George Gordon, Lord Byron various[newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 20 January 1813; 'In "Horace in London" I perceive some stanzas on Ld. E[lgin] - in which ... I ...George Gordon Lord Byron James and Horace SmithHorace in London; consisting of Imitations of the First Two Books of the Odes of HoracePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Thomas Moore, 22 August 1813: 'In a "mail-coach" copy of the Edinburgh, I perceive the Giaour is 2d article.'George Gordon, Lord Byron VariousEdinburgh ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron to Thomas Moore, 28 August 1813: 'If you want any more books [on the Orient], there is "Castellan's Moeurs des O...George Gordon, Lord Byron A. L. CastellanMoeurs, usages costumes des Othomans, et abrege de leur histoirePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron thanks J. Thomson (unidentified) for volume of poems, 27 September 1813: 'I have derived considerable pleasure f...George Gordon, Lord Byron J. ThomsonunknownUnknown
1800-1849In postscript to letter written by Byron to John Murray, 3 am [29 November 1813]: 'I have got out of my bed (in which ...George Gordon, Lord Byron Madame Germaine de Stael-HolsteinDe l'AllemagnePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Madame de Stael, 30 November 1813, in praise of her De L'Allemagne: 'few days have passed since its publicati...George Gordon, Lord Byron Madame Germaine de Stael-HolsteinDe L'AllemagnePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Zachary Macaulay (editor of the Christian Observer), 3 December 1813: 'Sir / - I have just finished the perus...George Gordon, Lord Byron VariousChristian ObserverPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814): '... [Madame de Stael] writes octavos, and talks folios. I have ...George Gordon, Lord Byron Madame Germaine de Stael-HolsteinunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814): 'Read Burns to-day.'George Gordon, Lord Byron Robert BurnsunknownUnknown
1800-1849In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 17 November 1813, on his and Lady Oxford's shared enthusiasm for ...Lady Oxford LucretiusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 17 November 1813, on his and Lady Oxford's shared enthusiasm for ...Lady Oxford Busby[translation of Lucretius]Print: Book
1800-1849In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 22 November 1813: 'I remember the effect of the first Edinburgh R...George Gordon, Lord Byron VariousEdinburgh ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799...a desire for information which was by no means whollly neglected even whilst I was an apprentice, I always found so...Francis Place Tobias George SmollettPrint: Book
1700-1799...a desire for information which was by no means whollly neglected even whilst I was an apprentice, I always found so...Francis Place Robertsonunknown [Robertson's works?]Print: Book
In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 23 November 1813: "Redde the Ruminator - a collection of Essays, ...George Gordon Lord Byron Sir Egerton BrydgesThe Ruminator: containing a series of moral, critical and sentimental EssaysPrint: Book
In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 26 November 1813: "Two letters, one from **** [Lady Frances Webst...George Gordon Lord Byron Lady Frances Wedderburn Websterletter with poemManuscript: Letter
In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), ?27 November 1813: "Redde the Edinburgh Review of Rogers [with hi...George Gordon Lord Byron VariousThe Edinburgh ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 December 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the rep...John Galt Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of)[letter on the punishment for adultery in Turkey]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the rep...Henry Fox, third Lord Holland Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of)[letter on punishment of adultery in Turkey]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the rep...Matthew Gregory Lewis Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of)[letter on punishment for adultery in Turkey]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the rep...Thomas Moore Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of)[letter on punishment of adultery in Turkey]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the rep...Samuel Rogers Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of)[letter on punishment of adultery in Turkey]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the rep...Lady Melbourne Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of)[letter on the punishment of adultery in Turkey]Manuscript: Letter
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1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 6 December 1813: "Redde a good deal, but desultorily ... It is odd t...George Gordon Lord Byron Matthew Gregory LewisThe MonkPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 20 February 1814: ' ... redde the Robbers.'George Gordon Lord Byron Johann Christoph von SchillerThe RobbersPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 17 March 1814: 'Redde the "Quarrels of Authors" ... a new work, by t...George Gordon Lord Byron Isaac DisraeliQuarrels of AuthorsPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 20 March 1814: 'Redde Machiavel, parts of Chardin, and Sismondi, and...George Gordon Lord Byron Leonard Simonde de SismondiunknownPrint: Book
1700-1799I now read Blackstone, Hale's Common Law, several other Law Books, and much biography. This course of reading was cont...Francis Place William BlackstoneCommentaries on the Laws of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799The whole or nearly the whole of the eight months when I was not employed was not lost. I read many volumes in history...Francis Place Adam SmithWealth of NationsPrint: Book
1700-1799I readily got through a small school book of Geometry and having an odd volume of the 1st of Williamsons Euclid I atta...Francis Place WilliamsonEuclidPrint: Book
1700-1799I usually when I had done with my french, read some book every night and having left the Corresponding Society I never...Francis Place HelvetiusPrint: Book
1700-1799I usually when I had done with my french, read some book every night and having left the Corresponding Society I never...Francis Place Jean-Jacques RousseauPrint: Book
Byron to John Murray, 24 July 1814: 'Waverley is the best & most interesting novel I have redde since -- I don't know ...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottWaverleyPrint: Book
Byron to unknown female correspondent (mother of author of poem sent for Byron's consideration), 17 August 1814: 'The ...George Gordon Lord Byron Robert Charles Dallas [?][poem]Manuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron in letter to Annabella Milbanke of 7 September 1814 praises Richard Porson's Letters to Archdeacon Travis (allud...George Gordon Lord Byron Richard PorsonLetters to Archdeacon TravisUnknown
1800-1849Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 26 January 1815: 'Your packet hath been perused ...'George Gordon Lord Byron John Cam Hobhouse[packet]Manuscript: Letter
1600-1699he was required to answer to some of the articles, viz. the signing and subscribing the two opinions; but I thinck it ...John Bramston John Bramston[untitled]Unknown
1900-1945When we were at the Grammar School, the English master's daughter, who was in the same class as Sheila, told us that h...Henry De Vere StacpooleThe Blue LagoonPrint: Book
1900-1945When we were at the Grammar School, the English master's daughter, who was in the same class as Sheila, told us that h...Betty Martin Henry De Vere StacpooleThe Blue LagoonPrint: Book
1900-1945Throughout our childhood, mother read aloud to us, usually at the kitchen table, but sometimes, as a treat, in the fro...Harriet Beer Gene Stratton-PorterFrecklesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Pryce Gordon, [?June 1816]: '... I cannot tell you what a treat your gift of Casti has been to me; I have alm...George Gordon Lord Byron Giambattista CastiNovelle AmorosePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Pryce Gordon, [?June 1816]: '... I cannot tell you what a treat your gift of Casti has been to me; I have alm...George Gordon Lord Byron Giambattista CastiAnimali ParlantePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 27 June 1816: 'I have traversed all Rousseau's ground -- with the Heloise before me -- & am stru...George Gordon Lord Byron Jean-Jacques RousseauJulie, ou La Nouvelle HeloisePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Samuel Rogers, 29 July 1816: 'I have read "Glenarvon" ... & have also seen Ben. Constant's Adolphe ... a work...George Gordon Lord Byron Benjamin ConstantAdolphePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Augusta Leigh, 17 September 1816 ("Alpine Journal"), on General Ludlow's monument at Vevey: 'black marble -- ...George Gordon Lord Byron Margaret de Thomasepitaph to Edmund LudlowManuscript: tombstone epitaph
1800-1849Byron to Augusta Leigh, 20 September 1816 ("Alpine Journal"), on evening arrival at inn: 'nine o clock -- going to bed...George Gordon Lord Byron Johann Christoph von SchillerunknownUnknown
1800-1849My companions at the breakfast-table through this summer were many of our popular English Classics. Among these may b...John Cole Salomon GessnerThe Death of AbelPrint: Book
1800-1849My companions at the breakfast-table through this summer were many of our popular English Classics. Among these may b...John Cole Samuel JohnsonRasselasPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 5 October 1816: 'I have read the last E[dinburgh] R[eview] they are very severe on the Germans -...George Gordon Lord Byron James Wedderburn WebsterWaterloo and Other PoemsManuscript: UnknownUnknown
1800-1849'During this Spring read Shakspeare [sic] regularly through, and studied the characters of Hamlet, Douglas, Osman in '...John Cole William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1800-1849During this Spring read Shakspeare [sic] regularly through, and studied the characters of Hamlet, Douglas, Osman in 'Z...John Cole Richard Brinsley SheridanThe DuennaPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Douglas Kinnaird, 24 February 1817: 'I saw in Switzerland in the autumn the poems of [James Wedderburn] Webst...George Gordon, Lord Byron James Wedderburn WebsterWaterloo and Other PoemsPrint: Advertisement, Book, Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 3 March 1817, on review of his work in Quarterly Review received two days previously: '... I ......George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottReview of Byron, Childe Harold Canto III and The Prisoner of Chillon, a Dream, and other PoemsPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849One of my many visitors this summer, - R.M. Milnes, made earnest enquiry for you. I do hope you like his poetry almos...Harriet Martineau R.M. MilnesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 2 April 1817, having observed upon preservation of black veil over Falieri's picture, and the st...George Gordon Lord Byron Johan Christoph von SchillerGeisterseherPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 9 April 1817: 'I will tell you something about [The Prisoner of] Chillon. -- A Mr. De Luc ninety...George Gordon Lord Byron Jean-Jacques RousseauConfessionsPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 9 May 1817: 'The "Tales of my Landlord" I have read with great pleasure ...'George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottTales of my LandlordPrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Robert Louis StevensonKidnappedPrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Walter ScottIvanhoePrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Charles KingsleyWestward Ho!Print: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
1900-1945Either at school or at home I read all the classics considered necessary for children: 'Treasure Island', 'Kidnapped',...Patricia Beer Charles KingsleyThe Water BabiesPrint: Book
1900-1945Once or twice some description of physical pain broke through my detachment: the detailed account of the binding of a ...Patricia Beer Hans Christian AndersonThe Little MermaidPrint: Book
1900-1945In 'The Ugly Duckling' the meaning was something that in my own way I thought about much of the time: I was destined f...Patricia Beer Hans Christian AndersonThe Ugly DucklingPrint: Book
1900-1945Upon the age of ten or eleven I moved in a world evoked by a series of volumes published by the Religious Tract Societ...Patricia Beer Hesba StrettonLittle Meg's ChildrenPrint: Book
1900-1945Upon the age of ten or eleven I moved in a world evoked by a series of volumes published by the Religious Tract Societ...Patricia Beer Hesba StrettonJessica's First PrayerPrint: Book
1900-1945It was after our second family holiday in the West Highlands of Scotland, when I was thirteen, that someone recommende...Patricia Beer D.K. BrosterThe Flight of the HeronPrint: Book
1900-1945My mother read it [The Flight of the Heron] with pleasure, but not with the passion I felt but which it seems I succes...Harriet Beer D.K. BrosterThe Flight of the HeronPrint: Book
1900-1945My mother read it [The Flight of the Heron] with pleasure, but not with the passion I felt but which it seems I succes...Harriet Beer D.K. BrosterThe Gleam in the NorthPrint: Book
1900-1945My mother read it [The Flight of the Heron] with pleasure, but not with the passion I felt but which it seems I succes...Harriet Beer D.K. BrosterThe Dark MilePrint: Book
1900-1945My mother read it [The Flight of the Heron] with pleasure, but not with the passion I felt but which it seems I succes...Patricia Beer D.K. BrosterThe Dark MilePrint: Book
1900-1945My mother read it [The Flight of the Heron] with pleasure, but not with the passion I felt but which it seems I succes...Patricia Beer D.K. BrosterThe Gleam in the NorthPrint: Book
1900-1945Sheila read 'The Flight of the Heron' too, but was less impressed. I think she realised how I felt; she once teased me...Sheila Beer D.K. BrosterThe Flight of the HeronPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 25 March 1818: 'Rose's Animali I never saw till a few days ago ...'George Gordon Lord Byron William Stewart RoseThe Court and Parliament of Beasts, freely translated from the Animali Parlanti of CastiUnknown
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 17 July 1818: 'I have seen one or two late English publications -- which are no great things --e...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottRob RoyPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 30 September 1818: "' saw the other day by accident your "Historical &c." -- the Essay [on...George Gordon Lord Byron John Cam HobhouseHistorical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe HaroldPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 24 November 1818, thanking him for books sent (including new edition of Isaac Disraeli, "The Lit...George Gordon Lord Byron Isaac DisraeliThe Literary CharacterPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 24 November 1818, thanking him for books sent (including new edition of Isaac Disraeli, "The Lit...George Gordon Lord Byron Isaac DisraeliThe Literary CharacterPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 18 May 1819: 'I have read Parson Hodgson's "Friends" in which he seems to display his knowledge ...George Gordon Lord Byron Francis HodgsonThe Friends: a PoemUnknown
1800-1849Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 3 June 1819, from Ferrara: 'In looking over the M.S. of Ariosto today -- I found at the bo...George Gordon Lord Byron Ludovico AriostoOrlando FuriosoManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 3 June 1819, from Ferrara: "In looking over the M.S. of Ariosto today -- I found at the bo...Count Vittorio Alfieri Ludovico AriostoOrlando FuriosoManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron to Countess Teresa Guiccioli, 23 August 1819, about her copy of Italian translation of Corinne: 'I have read thi...George Gordon Lord Byron Madame Germaine de Stael-HolsteinCorinnePrint: Book
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'"The words I didn't understand I just skipped over, yet managed to get a good idea of what the story was about", wrot...James Murray Charles Dickens[novels]Print: Book
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'"The words I didn't understand I just skipped over, yet managed to get a good idea of what the story was about", wrot...James Murray William Henry Giles Kingston[novels]Print: Book
1850-1899'George Acorn, growing up in extreme poverty in London's East End, scraped together 31/2 d to buy a used copy of David...George Acorn Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945'As a boy V.S. Pritchett read Oliver Twist "in a state of hot horror, It seized me because it was about London and the...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1900-1945'At age sixteen, Neville Cardus (whose parents were launderers in turn of the century Manchester) read in the Athenaeu...Neville Cardus Charles Dickens[novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular...Daphne du Maurier Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular...Daphne du Maurier Robert Louis StevensonDr Jekyll and Mr HydePrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular...Daphne du Maurier Hans Christian AndersonThe Snow QueenPrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular...Daphne du Maurier William Harrison AinsworthOld St Paul'sPrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular...Daphne du Maurier Charles DickensNicholas NicklebyPrint: Book
1900-1945'During these early years [Daphne du Maurier] filled her head with tales of adventure, romances, histories and popular...Daphne du Maurier Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1900-1945'In the depressed steelworks town of Merthyr Tydfil between the world wars, schoolboys were baffled by A Christmas Car...Welsh schoolboysCharles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Robert Lindsay of PitscottieChronicles of ScotlandPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, might have been the serial versions or, more likely, bound as a book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Samuel JohnsonThe RamblerPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, might have been the serial versions or, more likely, bound as a book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Robert Burns[poetry]Print: Book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Allan Ramsay[poetry]Print: Book
1800-1849'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pi...Janet Hamilton Robert Fergusson[poems]Print: Book
1500-1599At twelve years old he was so affected with the study of Chronology and Antiquity, that, reading over Sleidans Book of...James Usher SleidansBook of the Four EmpiresPrint: Book
1500-1599Before he was Bachelor of Arts he read Stapletons Fortress of the Faith, and therein finding how confidently he assert...James Usher StapletonFortress of the FaithPrint: Book
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'When he was finally exposed to Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel, [Robert Story] reeled from the shock of the new. Pop...Robert Story Walter ScottLay of the Last MinstrelPrint: Book
1800-1849'Robert White... had somewhat more progressive tastes [than Robert Story], which extended to Shelley, Keats, Childe Ha...Robert White Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1800-1849'Robert White... had somewhat more progressive tastes [than Robert Story], which extended to Shelley, Keats, Childe Ha...Robert White John KeatsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Robert White... had somewhat more progressive tastes [than Robert Story], which extended to Shelley, Keats, Childe Ha...Robert White Walter ScottThe Lady of the LakePrint: Book
1850-1899'Robert White... had somewhat more progressive tastes [than Robert Story], which extended to Shelley, Keats, Childe Ha...Robert White Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1850-1899'Robert White... had somewhat more progressive tastes [than Robert Story], which extended to Shelley, Keats, Childe Ha...Robert White Tobias SmollettPrint: Book
1850-1899'Robert White... had somewhat more progressive tastes [than Robert Story], which extended to Shelley, Keats, Childe Ha...Robert White Walter ScottPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Hugh Miller's] literary style was out of date: in 1834 he alluded to "my having kept company with the older English ...Hugh Miller Joseph AddisonPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1800-1849'[Hugh Miller's] literary style was out of date: in 1834 he alluded to "my having kept company with the older English ...Hugh Miller [probably William] RobertsonPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to William Bankes, 26 February 1820: 'I have more of Scott's novels (for surely they are Scott's) since we met, ...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter Scott[novels]Print: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to William Bankes, 26 February 1820: 'I have more of Scott's novels (for surely they are Scott's) since we met, ...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter Scott[poems]Print: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 3 March 1820: 'Pray send me Walter Scott's new novels ... I read some of his former ones at leas...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottThe Bride of LammermoorPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 3 March 1820: 'Pray send me Walter Scott's new novels ... I read some of his former ones at leas...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottA Legend of MontrosePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 17 July 1820, on books used in research for Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: 'I have consulted Sa...George Gordon Lord Byron Marino Sanuto"Italian history of the Doges of Venice"Print: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 17 July 1820, on books used in research for Marino Faliero, Doge of Venice: 'I have consulted Sa...George Gordon Lord Byron Jean Charles SismondiHistory of the Italian Republics in the Middle AgesPrint: Book
1900-1945'In the 1920s Janet Hitchman acquired her literary education among the derelict bookshelves of an orphanage, which inc...Janet Hitchman Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'In the 1920s Janet Hitchman acquired her literary education among the derelict bookshlves of an orphanage, which incl...Janet Hitchman Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 22 July 1820, about books received: 'the diary of an Invalid good and true bating a few mistakes...George Gordon Lord Byron Henry MatthewsDiary of an InvalidPrint: Book
1900-1945'In the 1920s Janet Hitchman acquired her literary education among the derelict bookshlves of an orphanage, which incl...Janet Hitchman Hans Christian AndersonThe Little Match GirlPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Jonathan SwiftPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Samuel RichardsonPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Tobias SmollettPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Oliver GoldsmithPrint: Book
1800-1849[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Richard Brinsley SheridanPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating John KeatsPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1850-1899[due to the fact that books in working class communities were generally cheap out of copyright reprints, not new works...Joseph Keating Charles DickensPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Douglas Kinnaird, 26 October 1820: 'I have read lately several speeches of Hobhouse in taverns -- his Eloquen...George Gordon Lord Byron John Cam Hobhouse[speeches]Unknown
1850-1899'Shakespeare provided a political script for J.R. Clynes, the son of an Irish farm labourer, who rose from the textile...John Robert Clynes William ShakespeareTwelfth NightPrint: Book
1850-1899'Shakespeare provided a political script for J.R. Clynes, the son of an Irish farm labourer, who rose from the textile...John Robert Clynes William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
1900-1945'Shakespeare provided a political script for J.R. Clynes, the son of an Irish farm labourer, who rose from the textile...John Robert Clynes William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
1900-1945'From a classroom library of perhaps two dozen volumes [Richard Hillyer] borrowed one by Tennyson, simply because it h...Richard Hillyer Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1850-1899'orphanage boy Thomas Burke... devoured books until "my mind became a lumber room". Inevitably, "criticism was beyond ...Thomas Burke John Keats[a minor poem]Print: Unknown
1850-1899'orphanage boy Thomas Burke... devoured books until "my mind became a lumber room". Inevitably, "criticism was beyond ...Thomas Burke Felicia HemansPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'orphanage boy Thomas Burke... devoured books until "my mind became a lumber room". Inevitably, "criticism was beyond ...Thomas Burke Samuel RogersPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'[the father of C.H. Rolph] read diligently through a list of the "Hundred Best Books" compiled in 1886 by Sir John Lu...Friedrich SchillerWilliam TellPrint: Book
1850-1899'[the father of C.H. Rolph] read diligently through a list of the "Hundred Best Books" compiled in 1886 by Sir John Lu...Charles DickensThe Pickwick PapersPrint: Book
1850-1899'[the father of C.H. Rolph] read diligently through a list of the "Hundred Best Books" compiled in 1886 by Sir John Lu...Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1850-1899'[the father of C.H. Rolph] read diligently through a list of the "Hundred Best Books" compiled in 1886 by Sir John Lu...Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
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'As one participant recalled, "Many exceptional debates come back to mind on such subjects as Jane Austen, Charles Lam...Ladies' Edinburgh Debating SocietyJane AustenunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'As one participant recalled, "Many exceptional debates come back to mind on such subjects as Jane Austen, Charles Lam...Ladies' Edinburgh Debating SocietySamuel PepysunknownPrint: Book
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'As one participant recalled, "Many exceptional debates come back to mind on such subjects as Jane Austen, Charles Lam...Ladies' Edinburgh Debating SocietyWilliam WordsworthunknownPrint: Book
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'As one participant recalled, "Many exceptional debates come back to mind on such subjects as Jane Austen, Charles Lam...Ladies' Edinburgh Debating SocietyPercy Bysshe ShelleyunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'Miss Hutchison Stirling is I believe about to submit to you a little story which I read at her request some time ago ...Margaret Oliphant Amelia Hutchison StirlingMonsieur le ComteManuscript: Book in MS
1850-1899'I should like to say my mind about Louis Stevenson's Wrecker and the Naulakhka - both of which are striking instances...Margaret Oliphant Robert Louis StevensonWreckerPrint: Book
1850-1899'As for Mona Maclean I am afraid I could not say more than that it is a cleverish very youthful book, the author of wh...Margaret Oliphant Graham TraversMona Maclean: Medical StudentPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'The manager here Mr. Simpson hearing what I said of it [George Chesney's "The Battle of Dorking"] took a proof home a...[?George] Simpson George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingManuscript: Sheet, Proofs of aricle
1850-1899'The manager here Mr. Simpson hearing what I said of it [George Chesney's "The Battle of Dorking"] took a proof home a...Old Mrs Simpson George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingManuscript: Sheet, Proofs of article
1850-1899'I am much mistaken if the appearance of the article 'The Battle of Dorking' does not mark an epoch in the history of ...G.C. Swayne George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'My dear Blackwood, I have just read the opening article of Maga, and I cannot go to sleep, or make an attempt thereat...R.H. Patterson George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 4 January 1821: 'Came home at eleven [pm] ... Read a Life of Leo...George Gordon Lord Byron Guiseppe BossiDel Cenacolo do Leonardo da Vinci OR Delle Opinioni di Leonardo da VinciPrint: BookUnknown
1850-1899'My dear Willie, I am glad the Pall Mall has noticed the article & I approve of the Advert... We dined at Mount Melvil...Colonel Moncrieff George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 5 January 1821: 'Read the conclusion, for the fifitieth time (I ...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottTales of my Landlord (3rd series)Print: Book
1850-1899'I went down & saw Old Gleig who was on the same subject [the success of the "Battle of Dorking"]. He said too he had..."Old" Gleig George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'My dear Sir, I have just read "The Battle of Dorking". It is undeniably clever - but mischievous. [...] Panic assay...Lord Brougham George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799" Read Betula (sic) Liberata to my beloved. Explained all the difficult passages."Lady Eleanor Butler MetastasioBetulia LiberataPrint: Book
1850-1899'"The Battle of Dorking" is written so well that I wd. gladly have written it, supposing that I had the knowledge. Th...Richard Doddridge Blackmore George T ChesneyBattle of DorkingPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 6 January 1821: 'Read Spence's Anecdotes ... Corrected blunders ...George Gordon Lord Byron Joseph SpenceAnecdotesPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'My dear Blackwood [...] "The Private Secretary" picks itself up this month. I thought one or two of the recent numbe...Theodore Martin George T ChesneyThe Private SecretaryPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Gentlemen. I am the fourth generation of my family that have taken in Blackwood's Magazine; the back numbers bound f...Francis Philips George T ChesneyThe Private SecretaryPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 7 January 1821: 'Read Spence, and turned over Roscoe, to find a ...George Gordon Lord Byron Joseph SpenceAnecdotesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 7 January 1821: 'Read Spence, and turned over Roscoe, to find a ...George Gordon Lord Byron William RoscoeThe Life of Lorenzo de Medici, called the Magnificent OR The Life and Pontificate of Leo the TenthPrint: Book
1850-1899'As for the Private Secretary, I can sympathize with both you & Chesney. As Editor, I should have [?] to print it as ...Alex Innes Shand George T ChesneyThe Private SecretaryPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 7 January 1821: 'Read the 4th. vol of W. Scott's second series o...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottTales of my Landlord (2nd series)Print: Book
1850-1899We have been much interested all along in The Private Secretary.Emily Laszowska George T ChesneyThe Private SecretaryPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 8 January 1821: 'Came home [from ?Guicciolis', where visited at ...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottRob RoyPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 9 January 1821: 'Dined. Read Johnson's "Vanity of Human Wishes"...George Gordon Lord Byron Samuel JohnsonThe Vanity of Human WishesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 10 January 1821: 'Midnight. I have been turning over different L...George Gordon Lord Byron variousLives of poetsPrint: BookUnknown
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Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 10 January 1821: 'Midnight. I have been turning over different L...George Gordon Lord Byron Samuel Johnsonunknown
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 11 January 1821: 'Dined ... Went out -- returned ... read Poets,...George Gordon Lord Byron Joseph SpenceAnecdotesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 12 January 1821: 'I have read ... much less of Goethe, and Schil...George Gordon Lord Byron SchillerunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 14 January 1821: 'Turned over Seneca's tragedies. Wrote the ope...George Gordon Lord Byron SenecatragediesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 14 January 1821: 'Read Diodorus Siculus -- turned over Seneca, a...George Gordon Lord Byron SenecatragediesPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 14 January 1821: 'Read Diodorus Siculus -- turned over Seneca, a...George Gordon Lord Byron Diodorus SiculusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 28 January 1821 entry: 'Past Midnight. One o' the clock. I hav...George Gordon Lord Byron Karl Wilhelm Friedrich SchlegelHistory of LiteraturePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 29 January 1821 entry: 'Read S[chlegel].'George Gordon Lord Byron Karl Wilhelm Friedrich SchlegelHistory of LiteraturePrint: Book
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 5 February 1821: 'Read some of Bowles's dispute about Pope, with...George Gordon Lord Byron William Lisle BowlesvariousPrint: Serial / periodicalUnknown
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 16 February 1821: 'At nine [pm] went out -- at eleven returned ....George Gordon Lord Byron Walter ScottTales of my LandlordPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 1 March 1821: 'Give my love to Sir W. Scott -- & tell him to write more novels; -- pray send out...George Gordon Lord Byron Walter Scott[various novels]Print: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to P. B. Shelley, 26 April 1821: 'I read [The] Cenci ...'George Gordon Lord Byron Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe CenciUnknown
Byron to Francis Hodgson, 12 May 1821; ' ... your two poems [critical of Byron] have been sent. I have read them over...George Gordon Lord Byron Francis HodgsonChilde Harold's Monitor, or Lines occasioned by the Last Canto of Childe Harold, including Hints to other ContemporariesUnknown
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 12 May 1821; ' ... your two poems [critical of Byron] have been sent. I have read them over...George Gordon Lord Byron Francis HodgsonSaeculo Mastix, or the Lash of the Age we live inUnknown
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 12 May 1821; 'Two hours after the "Ave Maria", the Italian date of twilight ... I have ... d...George Gordon Lord Byron Francis HodgsonNotes to (?) Childe Harold's Monitor, or Lines Occasioned by the Last Canto of Childe Harold, including Hints to other ContemporariesUnknown
1900-1945Bartlett dug out one of James Russell Lowell's poems, 'The Vision of Sir Launfal', though why he chose that dim poem I...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Alfred TennysonPrint: Book
Byron to Thomas Moore, 2 August 1821: 'You may probably have seen all sorts of attacks upon me in some gazettes in Eng...George Gordon Lord Byron A. A. Wattsseries of five articles alleging plagiarism in Byron's worksPrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to Octavius Gilchrist, 5 September 1821, acknowledges receipt and reading of three pamphlets (by Gilchrist) rela...George Gordon Lord Byron Octavius Gilchristpamphlets
Byron's "Detached Thoughts" (15 October 1821-18 May 1822), on R. B. Sheridan, 15 October 1821: 'One day I saw him take...Richard Brinsley Sheridan Richard Brinsley SheridanMonody on GarrickUnknown
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Byron's "Detached Thoughts" (15 October 1821-18 May 1822), on Harrow master Dr. Drury: 'My first Harrow verses (that i...George Gordon Lord Byron AeschylusPrometheus BoundPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 24 November 1821, regarding John Cam Hobhouse's offence at his MS Memoirs: "Is there anything in...friends of ByronJohn Cam HobhouseManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to John Sheppard, who had sent him a prayer apparently written for him (Byron) by his (Sheppard's) late wife, 8 ...George Gordon, Lord Byron John Sheppard[unknown]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to the editor of The Courier, 5 February 1822: 'Sir / -- I have read in your Journal some remarks of Mr. Southey...George Gordon Lord Byron Robert SoutheyletterPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 8 February 1822: 'Attacks upon me were to be expected [following publication of his Biblical dra...George Gordon Lord Byron Oxoniensis [pseud.]Remonstrance against CainPrint: Newspaper
1700-1799'I do not wonder at your wanting to read [italics for title] first impressions again, so seldom as you have gone throu...Cassandra Austen Jane AustenFirst ImpressionsManuscript: Book in Manuscript
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 9 October 1822, on his recent illness (painfully and ineffectually treated by a local doctor): '...George Gordon Lord Byron Thompsonbook of prescriptionsPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to the Earl of Blessington, 5 April 1823: 'I return the C[ount] D'O[rsay]'s journal which is a very extraordinar...George Gordon Lord Byron Count D'OrsayJournalManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron to Madame Sergent-Marceau, 5 May 1823 (translated from Italian): 'no present you might give me would be more wel...George Gordon Lord Byron Antoine Francois Sergent-MarceauNotices Historiques sur le General MarceauPrint: Book
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Byron to the Countess of Blessington, on Benjamin Constant's Adolphe, 6 May 1823: 'The first time I ever read it ... w...George Gordon Lord Byron Benjamin ConstantAdolphePrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose Macaulay's inner life was fostered from the start by parents who made her earliest years rich with stories and m...Grace Macaulay Catherine SinclairHoliday HousePrint: Book
1850-1899'Later in the month (30 November), Grace writes that she is "reading Henry V to M. and R. [Margaret and Rose] in the e...Grace Macaulay William ShakespeareHenry VPrint: Book
1850-1899'In September and October [Grace Macaulay] is reading aloud to Margaret (ill with scarlet fever) Mrs Molesworth's The ...Grace Macaulay Mary Louisa MolesworthThe Cuckoo ClockPrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay Walter ScottPrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay Jane AustenPrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay Miguel de CervantesDon QuixotePrint: Book
1850-1899'Rose... remembers her father reading to them - Dickens, Scott, Robinson Crusoe, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Meredith, T...George Macaulay Alexandre Dumas (pere)The Three MusketeersPrint: Book
1850-1899'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devou...Rose Macaulay Walter ScottIvanhoePrint: Book
1850-1899'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devou...Rose Macaulay Walter ScottThe TalismanPrint: Book
1850-1899'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devou...Rose Macaulay Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899'When old enough to read for herself, Rose Macaulay entered into other realms of fictitious brave adventure. She devou...Rose Macaulay Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Rose Macaulay] relished such island shipwreck stories as Swiss Family Robinson'Rose Macaulay Johann David WyssSwiss Family RobinsonPrint: Book
1850-1899'Daughter of the editor father, [Rose Macaulay] was given a copy of the complete works of Tennyson when she was eight ...Rose Macaulay Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1850-1899'Daughter of the editor father, [Rose Macaulay] was given a copy of the complete works of Tennyson when she was eight ...Rose Macaulay Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrometheus UnboundPrint: Book
1800-1849'The neighbours and we have set up a book-club since the beginning of the year, & I want to beg you to tell me of some...Caroline Clive George SandLa Mare au DiablePrint: Book
1800-1849'The neighbours and we have set up a book-club since the beginning of the year, & I want to beg you to tell me of some...Caroline Clive Jules SandeauLa Chasse au RomanPrint: Book
1800-1849'If you happen to have heard Mr. Sullivan's conversation with me about "From Oxford to Rome' it may interest you to kn...Mary Russell Mitford Elizabeth HarrisFrom Oxford to RomePrint: Book
1850-1899'Your biography will always be a model work, & one of wh. the Interest is perpetual'Caroline Clive Elizabeth GaskellLife of Charlotte BrontePrint: Book
1850-1899[Thackeray] 'Cd not endure Bulwer - no nature - nor Dickens - yet mentioned with greatest praise the Chap: before deat...William Makepeace Thackeray Charles DickensDombey and SonPrint: Book
1850-1899Rose Macaulay had a 'craze' 'for the ascetic Thomas a Kempis's meditations and rule of conduct, On The Imitation of Ch...Rose Macaulay Thomas a KempisOn The Imitation of ChristPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Scrope Berdmore Davies, 7 December 1818: 'We have all here been very much pleased with Hobhouse's book on Ita...George Gordon Lord Byron John Cam HobhouseHistorical Illustrations of the Fourth Canto of Childe HaroldPrint: Book
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Byron to Wililiam Harness, 11 February 1808: 'I ... remember being favoured [while at school] with the perusal of many...George Gordon Lord Byron William HarnessunknownManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'[J.M. Dent's] reading was marked by the autodidact's characteristic enthusiasm and spottiness. He knew Pilgrim's Prog...Joseph Malaby Dent James ThomsonThe SeasonsPrint: Book
1850-1899'[J.M. Dent's] reading was marked by the autodidact's characteristic enthusiasm and spottiness. He knew Pilgrim's Prog...Joseph Malaby Dent William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'[J.M. Dent's] cultural contacts broadened when he became an apprentice bookbinder in London, discovering the work of ...Joseph Malaby Dent William MorrisPrint: Book
1900-1945'James Murray, a Glasgow woodcarver, represented the kind of reader Dent and Rhys were trying to reach. He credited Ev...James Murray Samuel JohnsonRasselasPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Philip Ballard] had no exposure to contemporary writers until the 1890s: "I gained a nodding acquaintance with the l...Philip Ballard Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Philip Ballard] had no exposure to contemporary writers until the 1890s: "I gained a nodding acquaintance with the l...Philip Ballard Walter ScottPrint: Book
1900-1945'In the Star [Philip] Ballard read the music criticism of Bernard Shaw, and Richard le Gallienne on books... He presse...Philip Ballard George Bernard ShawPrint: Serial / periodical, Unknown
1900-1945'every day Spike Mays ran to his East Anglia school, where he studied "Robinson Crusoe", "Gulliver's Travels" and "Tal...Spike Mays Jonathan Swift"Gulliver's Travels"Print: Book
1900-1945'"Thinking back, I am amazed at the amount of English literature we absorbed in those four years", recalled Ethel Clar...Ethel Clark Walter ScottPrint: Book
1900-1945'"Thinking back, I am amazed at the amount of English literature we absorbed in those four years", recalled Ethel Clar...Ethel Clark Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'"Thinking back, I am amazed at the amount of English literature we absorbed in those four years", recalled Ethel Clar...Ethel Clark William ShakespearePrint: Book
1900-1945'"Thinking back, I am amazed at the amount of English literature we absorbed in those four years", recalled Ethel Clar...Ethel Clark Harriet Beecher StowePrint: Book
1850-1899'H.M. Tomlinson, a successful author and dockworker's son, credited his East End Board school with encouraging free ex...H.M. Tomlinson William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'H.M. Tomlinson, a successful author and dockworker's son, credited his East End Board school with encouraging free ex...H.M. Tomlinson Walter ScottPrint: Book
1850-1899'"In my childhood, I never met another who could not read", [H.M. Tomlinson] recalled. "Some of them could be so excit...H.M. Tomlinson William Harrison AinsworthRookwoodPrint: Book
1900-1945'"One advantage of leaving school at an early age is that one can study subjects of your own choice", wrote Frank Arge...Frank Argent Friedrich Wilhelm NietzschePrint: Book
1900-1945'"One advantage of leaving school at an early age is that one can study subjects of your own choice", wrote Frank Arge...Frank Argent Bertrand RussellEssays in ScepticismPrint: Book
1900-1945'"One advantage of leaving school at an early age is that one can study subjects of your own choice", wrote Frank Arge...Frank Argent Oswald Arnold Gottfried SpenglerThe Decline of the WestPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lancashire weaver Elizabeth Blackburn... proceeded to an evening institute course in English literature and by the rh...Elizabeth Blackburn Percy Bysshe ShelleyOde to the West WindPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lancashire weaver Elizabeth Blackburn... proceeded to an evening institute course in English literature and by the rh...Elizabeth Blackburn George Bernard Shaw[plays]Print: Book
1900-1945'Jack Common recalled that his mother brought him a secondhand and severely abridged "Life of Johnson" for 1d., and he...Jack Common James BoswellLife of JohnsonPrint: Book
1900-1945'merchant seaman Lennox Kerr ditched overboard his early experiments in authorship:"... writing isn't for the working ...Lennox Kerr William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
1800-1849'Worked hard, and read Midsummer Night's Dream, [and] Ballads ...'Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 19 May 1800: 'Read Timon of Athens.'Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareTimon of AthensPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 25 May 1800: 'Read Macbeth in the morning ...'Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareMacbethPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 29 May 1800: 'In the morning worked in the garden a little, read King ...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareKing JohnPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 3 June 1800: 'I worked in the garden before dinner. Read R[ichar]d Sec...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareRichard the SecondPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Friday 1 August 1800: '... we [Dorothy and William Wordsworth, with S. T. Coler...Dorothy Wordsworth, William Wordsworth, S. T. ColeridgeWilliam Wordsworth[poems]Unknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 17 August 1800: 'Wm read us The Seven Sisters on a stone.'William Wordsworth William WordsworthThe Seven SistersUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 20 August 1800: 'Read Wallenstein and sent it off ...'Dorothy Wordsworth Friedrich von SchillerWallenstein (in translation by S. T. Coleridge)Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 23 August 1800: '[after walk to Ambleside] Did not reach home till 7 o...William Wordsworth William WordsworthPeter BellUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 23 August 1800: '[after walk to Ambleside] Did not reach home till 7 o...William Wordsworth William WordsworthTo JoannaUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 30 August 1800: 'I read a little of Boswell's Life of Johnson.'Dorothy Wordsworth James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 1 September 1800: 'We walked in the wood by the Lake. W. read Joanna, a...William Wordsworth William WordsworthTo JoannaUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 1 September 1800: 'We walked in the wood by the Lake. W. read Joanna, a...William Wordsworth William WordsworthThe FirgroveManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 14 September 1800: 'Read Boswell in the house in the morning, and after ...Dorothy Wordsworth James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 14 September 1800: 'Read Boswell in the house in the morning, and after ...Dorothy Wordsworth James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 6 October 1800: 'After tea read The Pedlar.'Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthThe PedlarUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 14 October 1800: 'Wm. lay down after dinner -- I read Southey's Spain.'Dorothy Wordsworth Robert SoutheyLetters from SpainPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 22 October 1800: 'Wm. read after supper, Ruth etc.; Coleridge Christa...William Wordsworth William WordsworthRuthUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 6 November 1800: 'Wm. somewhat better [having been suffering from pile...William Wordsworth William WordsworthPoint Rash JudgementManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 15 November 1801: 'We sate by the fire and read Chaucer (Thomson, Mary r...Mary Hutchinson ?James ThomsonunknownUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 16 November 1801: '... [William] is now, at 7 o'clock, reading Spenser.'William Wordsworth Edmund SpenserunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 18 November 1801: 'We sate in the house in the morning reading Spenser.'Wordsworth FamilyEdmund SpenserunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 24 November 1801: 'After tea Wm. read Spenser, now and then a little al...William Wordsworth Edmund SpenserunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 6 December 1801: 'In the afternoon we sate by the fire: I read Chaucer a...Mary Hutchinson Edmund SpenserThe Faerie Queene (Canto I)Print: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 21 December 1801: '[while Mary Hutchinson walked to Ambleside] I stayed ...William Wordsworth William WordsworthThe PedlarManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 21 December 1801: 'In the afternoon ... I mended Wm.'s stockings while h...William Wordsworth William WordsworthThe PedlarManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, about how she spent Saturday, 23 January 1802: '[after walking in cold] O how c...William and Dorothy WordsworthWilliam WordsworthDescriptive SketchesUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 4 February, 1802: 'Read Smollet's life.'Dorothy Wordsworth Robert AndersonSmollett's LifePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 6 February, 1802: '... wrote ... after tea, and translated two or thre...Dorothy Wordsworth Gotthold Ephraim LessingFablesPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 7 February, 1802: 'We sate by the fire, and ... read the Pedlar, thinkin...William and Dorothy WordsworthWilliam WordsworthThe PedlarManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 8 February, 1802: 'It was very windy ... all the morning ... I read a li...Dorothy Wordsworth Gotthold Ephraim LessingunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 9 February, 1802: 'We did a little of Lessing. I attempted a fable, bu...Dorothy Wordsworth Gotthold Ephraim LessingFablePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 10 February, 1802: '... we read the first part of the poem [ie The Pr...Dorothy and William WordsworthWilliam WordsworthThe PreludeManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 11 February, 1802: 'We made up a good fire after dinner, and William b...Dorothy Wordsworth Ben Jonson[poems]Print: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 11 February, 1802: 'It is now 7 o'clock ... Wm. is still on his bed .....Dorothy Wordsworth Ben JonsonTo PenshurstPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 13 February, 1802: 'William read parts of his Recluse aloud to me.'William Wordsworth William WordsworthThe RecluseManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 14 February, 1802: 'It was a pleasant afternoon. I ate a little bit of ...Dorothy Wordsworth Ben JonsonTo PenshurstPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 22 February, 1802: ' ... Mr. Simpson came in. Wm. began to read Peter B...William Wordsworth William WordsworthPeter BellManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 25 February, 1802: 'I reached home [from walk] just before dark ... go...Dorothy Wordsworth Gotthold Ephraim LessingEssayPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 4 March 1802: 'After Tea I worked and read the L[yrical]. B[allads]., ...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthLyrical BalladsPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Friday 5 March 1802: '... read the L[yrical]. B[allads]., got into sad thoughts...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthLyrical BalladsPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Friday 5 March 1802: '... read the L[yrical]. B[allads]., got into sad thoughts...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthLyrical BalladsPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 9 March 1802: 'William was reading in Ben Jonson -- he read me a beauti...William Wordsworth Ben JonsonunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 9 March 1802: 'We sate by the fire in the evening, and read The Pedlar ...William and Dorothy WordsworthWilliam WordsworthThe PedlarManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 10 March 1802: 'Wm. read in Ben Jonson in the morning. I read a litt...William Wordsworth Ben JonsonunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Friday 12 March 1802: ' ... I read the remainder of Lessing.'Dorothy Wordsworth Gotthold Ephraim LessingunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 14 March 1802: 'Mr. Simpson came in just as [William Wordsworth] was fin...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthThe Butterfly (and other poems)Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Monday 15 March 1802: 'We sate reading the poems, and I read a little German.'William and Dorothy WordsworthWilliam WordsworthpoemsUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 16 March 1802: 'After dinner I read him [William Wordsworth] to sleep. ...Dorothy Wordsworth Edmund SpenserunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 17 March 1802: 'I went and sate with W. and walked backwards and forw...William Wordsworth William Wordsworth[poem]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 17 March 1802: '... we sate a while ... [in the orchard]. I left ......William Wordsworth William Wordsworth[poem]Manuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 20 March 1802: 'After tea Wm. read The Pedlar.'William Wordsworth William WordsworthThe PedlarManuscript: Sheet
Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 23 March 1802: 'He [William Wordsworth] is now reading Ben Jonson ... I...William Wordsworth Ben JonsonunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 18 April 1802: 'I went to drink tea at Luff's ... William met me at Ryda...Dorothy Wordsworth William WordsworthThe Robin and the ButterflyManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 21 April 1802: I went to bed after dinner, could not sleep, went to b...Dorothy Wordsworth Adam FergusonLife of FergusonPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Sunday 25 April 1802: We spent the morning in the orchard -- read the Prothalam...William and Dorothy WordsworthEdmund SpenserProthalamiumPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 4 May 1802, describing excursion to local river and waterfall: 'We [Dor...William Wordsworth William WordsworthversesManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 5 May 1802, 'I read The Lover's Complaint to Wm. in bed, and left him...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareA Lover's ComplaintPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 8 May 1802, 'We sowed the Scarlet Beans in the orchard, and read Henry...William and Dorothy WordsworthWilliam ShakespeareHenry VPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Saturday 15 May 1802, 'It is now 1/2 past 10 ... A very cold and chearless morn...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 16 June 1802, 'I read the first Canto of the Fairy Queen to William.'Dorothy Wordsworth Edmund SpenserThe Faerie Queene (Canto I)Print: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 22 June 1802, 'I read the Midsummer Night's Dream, and began As You Lik...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Tuesday 22 June 1802, 'I read the Midsummer Night's Dream, and began As You Lik...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareAs You Like ItPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Wednesday 23 June 1802, 'It is now 20 minutes past 10 -- a sunshiny morning. I...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareAs You Like ItPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 1 July 1802, 'In the evening ... we had a nice walk, and afterwards sa...Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareAs You Like ItPrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 1 July 1802, 'In the evening ... we had a nice walk, and afterwards sa...William Wordsworth Edmund SpenserThe Faerie QueenePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, Thursday 8 July 1802, 'In the afternoon ... I read the Winter's Tale ...'Dorothy Wordsworth William ShakespeareA Winter's TalePrint: Book
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, 8 November 1802: 'I have read one canto of Ariosto today.'Dorothy Wordsworth Ludovico AriostoOrlando FuriosoUnknown
1800-1849Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, 24 December 1802: 'William is now sitting by me, at 1/2 past 10 o'clock. I hav...William Wordsworth Charlotte SmithElegiac SonnetsPrint: Book
1800-1849'From 7.40 to 9 1/2 reading aloud to myself from p.42 to 50 (very carefully) vol.I Rousseau's Confessions. I READ this...Anne Lister Jean Jaques RousseauConfessionsPrint: Book
1800-1849' Came up to bed at 9.50. Read from pp55 to 65 Vol.I Rousseau's Confessions.'Anne Lister Jean Jaques RousseauConfessionsPrint: Book
1800-1849' Could not resist unpacking my books from Paris...About ten [servant] came and curled my hair. Stood musing. Peeped i...Anne Lister Jean Jaques RousseauJulie: ou Nouvelle HeloisePrint: Book
1800-1849' Reading from pp 22 to 32, II, Nouvelle Heloise.'Anne Lister Jean Jaques RousseauJulie: ou Nouvelle HeloisePrint: Book
1800-1849The Grecian History has pleased me much you know Mr Trant made a present of the Roman History, what a brave people the...Anne Lister Oliver GoldsmithThe Grecian HistoryPrint: Book
1800-1849I was rather unwell for about an hour, but not very bad when I could go on reading The Vicar of WakefieldAnne Lister Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
1700-1799Wee are much obliged to you for sending in Pamela, but I must tell you how it entertained us, Miss Jenny and I cryed m...Anne Cust Samuel RichardsonPamelaPrint: Book
1800-1849Before breakfast, looking over the Greek grammar and Bonnycastle's algebra...Anne Lister John BonnycastleAn introduction to algebra or a treatise on algebr
1800-1849Before breakfast from line 36-86 Sophlocles 'Electra'Anne Lister SophloclesElectraPrint: Book
1800-1849I was on the amoroso till M- made me read aloud the first 126pp, vol 2, of Sir walter Scott's(he has just been made a ...Anne Lister Sir Walter ScottThe Monastery. A romanceUnknown
1900-1945'[Rose Macaulay's] library comprised chiefly old tomes from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries which ...Rose Macaulay Joseph Addison[probably The Spectator]Print: Book, Serial / periodical, numbers bound as volume?
1900-1945'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...Percy Bysshe Shelley[unknown, poetry]Print: Book
1900-1945'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...John Keats[unknown, poetry]Print: Book
1850-1899'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...Leo Tolstoy[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...Fyodor Dostoevsky[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...Alexandre Dumas (pere)[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...Walter Scott[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'The son of a barely literate Derbyshire collier recalled a sister, a worker in a hosiery factory, who was steeped in ...Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'Dr Scudamore, recommended and has just sent me to look at Thomsons Conspectus of the Pharmacopeias, a nice little 42m...Anne Lister Anthony Todd ThomsonA Conspectus of the pharmacopeias of the London [ePrint: Book
1800-1849Spent the afternoon in mending some of my things for the wash. After tea, read aloud sermons 13+14 of Alison's.Anne Lister Archibald AlisonSermonsPrint: Book
1800-1849Read...Demosthenes +...Lelands translation. This is the 4th Greek work I have read thro' & I certainly feel considerab...Anne Lister DesmosthenesAll the Orations of DemosthenesPrint: Book
1800-1849Had no time for Eudid but looked into Emerson's mechanics for 1/4 hour, as I wish to prepare myself a little for Dalto...Anne Lister William EmersonThe principle of mechanicsUnknown
1800-1849'At 12 Marianna and I went upstairs. She sat sewing and I reading aloud to her the first 3 or 4 pages of the M.S. Lect...Anne Lister Dr ScudamoreLectures on physiologyManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849had no time for Euclid but looked into Emerson's Mechanics for 1/4 hour as I wish to prepare myself a little for Dalto...Anne Lister William EmersonMechanics or The Principles of MechanicsPrint: Book
1800-1849I have been pleased with some tracts on political Economy by William Alias Entomology Spence esq. F.L.S. Just reprinte...Anne Lister William SpenceTracts on Political Economy: Viz I. Britain IndepePrint: Book
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'Frances Stevenson, born in 1888, recollected [in The years that Are Past, 1967] that she "read greedily [pre-1914] .....Frances Stevenson Charles DickensLittle DorritPrint: Book
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'Frances Stevenson, born in 1888, recollected [in The years that Are Past, 1967] that she "read greedily [pre-1914] .....Frances Stevenson Charles DickensThe Old Curiosity ShopPrint: Book
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'Frances Stevenson, born in 1888, recollected [in The years that Are Past, 1967] that she "read greedily [pre-1914] .....Frances Stevenson Sir Walter ScottpoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Frances Stevenson, born in 1888, recollected [in The years that Are Past, 1967] that she "read greedily [pre-1914] .....Frances Stevenson Henryk SienkiewiczQuo VadisPrint: Book
1850-1899Geraldine Hodgson, The Life of James Elroy Flecker (1925), 'Reading aloud in the family circle was an established cust...James Elroy Flecker Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Geraldine Hodgson, The Life of James Elroy Flecker (1925), 'Reading aloud in the family circle was an established cust...James Elroy Flecker Alfred Lord TennysonunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899In Scaffolding in the Sky (1938), C[harles]. H. Reilly remembered Saturday evenings when 'we all assembled round the f...Charles H. Reilly Charles DickensThe Pickwick PapersPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Sir Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Benjamin DisraeliunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Percy Bysshe ShelleyunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Samuel JohnsonunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Joseph AddisonunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Richard SteeleunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Oliver GoldsmithunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'[William Robertson] Nicoll's boyhood reading included Scott, Disraeli, the Brontes, Bulwer Lytton, Shelley, Johnson, ...William Robertson Nicoll Ralph Waldo EmersonunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'The [1890s] dockers' leader Ben Tillett went hungry in order to buy books ... [and] thereby struggled through the lit...Ben Tillett Herbert Spencer[unknown]Print: Book
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'In A Young Man's Passage (1950), Mark Tellar recalls "confessing to his prep-school teacher that during the holidays ...Mark Tellar Ouida [pseud][unknown]Print: Unknown
1850-1899"Robert Blatchford, growing up in Halifax in the 1860s, read from the penny library there Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Sou...Robert Blatchford Robert SoutheyLife of NelsonPrint: Book
1850-1899"Robert Blatchford, growing up in Halifax in the 1860s, read from the penny library there Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Sou...Robert Blatchford Charles DickensThe Old Curiosity ShopPrint: Book
1900-1945"It was when reading Gilbert Murray's rendering of Euripides' Medea, by the side of the [Shrewsbury School] cricket fi...Neville Cardus EuripidesMedeaPrint: Book
1850-1899Philip Gibbs in The Pageant of the Years (1946), on work as writer of series of articles under name "Self-Help" in ear...Philip Gibbs William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Philip Gibbs in The Pageant of the Years (1946), on work as writer of series of articles under name "Self-Help" in ear...Philip Gibbs Sir Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Philip Gibbs in The Pageant of the Years (1946), on work as writer of series of articles under name "Self-Help" in ear...Philip Gibbs Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Neville Cardus, on devising cultural self-improvement scheme, in Autobiography (1947): "'I came upon the works of J. M...Neville Cardus J. M. RobertsonunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849Before breakfast from 7 3/4 to 9 1/4, from 10 3/4 to 2 1/2 (including an interruption of 20 minutes)read from V.1304 t...Anne Lister SophoclesPhiloctetes
1800-1849Began Dr Johnson's tour to the Hebrides, A journey to the western Isles of scotland... My aunt and I read aloud the ev...Anne Lister James BoswellThe journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849In the morning, looking over the abridgement of Spence's Polymetics... that was Isabella's... gave me the idea of writ...Anne Lister Joseph SpencePolymetics AbridgedPrint: Book
1800-1849"The heart knows its own bitterness + it is enough. Je sens moncover, et je connais les hommes. Je ne suis fait comme ...Anne Lister Jean Jacques RousseauConfessionsPrint: Book
1800-1849Did not come to breakfast till 10. Read M some of my journal. Dawdled away the morning, talking to one another, till ...Anne Lister Anne ListerJournalManuscript: Sheet, mss memoirs
1800-1849Just before tea... read from p.126 to 168, collections and recollections the last article a pretty well done account o...Anne Lister John StewartCollections and recollectionsPrint: Book
1800-1849Got home a few minutes past one. M- + I tete-a-tete in the drawing [room]... Brought down Dr Ash's little book, Instit...Anne Lister John AshGrammatical InstitutesPrint: Book
1800-1849From 2-6 looking over volumes 2, 3, 4 + 5 as far as p.111 of my journal. Volume three that part containing the account...Anne Lister Anne ListerJournalManuscript: Sheet, mss her memoirs/ journal
1800-1849Dr Scudamore, recommended and has just sent me to look at Thomsons Conspectus of the Pharmacopeias, a nice little 42 m...Anne Lister Anthony Todd ThomsonA conspectus of the pharmacopeias of the LondonPrint: Book
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'Walt Whitman ... recalled in old age ... [having read The Heart of Midlothian] "a dozen times or more"'.Walt Whitman Walter ScottThe Heart of MidlothianPrint: Book
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'"I owe more to Scott than to any other writer," [William] Robertson Nicoll stated. "Every year even in the busiest t...William Robertson Nicoll Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
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'[William] Robertson Nicoll ... reckoned he had read ... [Rob Roy] sixty times.'William Robertson Nicoll Walter ScottRob RoyPrint: Book
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'For Hugh Walpole ... Scott was a lifelong passion ... from a subscription library in Durham he proceeded to read all ...Hugh Walpole Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'However many times [Hugh] Walpole read Scott, he never ceased to be moved, as in 1918, when he "read a little Heart o...Hugh Walpole Walter ScottThe Heart of MidlothianPrint: Book
1900-1945'Whatever little agues beset [Hugh] Walpole, there was always a cure in Scott: a cold would send him to bed, where he ...Hugh Walpole variousThe Abbotsford CorrespondencePrint: BookUnknown
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'Whatever little agues beset [Hugh] Walpole, there was always a cure in Scott: a cold would send him to bed, where he ...Hugh Walpole Walter ScottJournalPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Hugh] Walpole's last reading of Scott was in the month before his death, when he was endeavouring to finish Katherin...Hugh Walpole Walter ScottKatherine ChristianPrint: Book
1900-1945'In 1917 ... [John Buchan] was treated for a duodenal ulcer. Recuperating after the operation, he read through a doze...John Buchan Walter ScottWaverley Novels (12)Print: Book
1900-1945'In 1917 ... [John Buchan] was treated for a duodenal ulcer. Recuperating after the operation, he read through a doze...John Buchan Alexandre DumasValois cyclePrint: Book
1900-1945'In 1917 ... [John Buchan] was treated for a duodenal ulcer. Recuperating after the operation, he read through a doze...John Buchan Alexandre DumasD'Artagnan cyclePrint: Book
1900-1945'In his Scrap Book in 1922 ... [George Saintsbury] recorded that he was 'reading for the hundredth time the Short Stor...George Saintsbury Walter ScottWandering Willie's Tale (in Redgauntlet)Print: Book
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'... [Walter Scott's] books captivated ... [Andrew Lang] as a boy and 'grow better on every fresh reading."'Andrew Lang Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'As a summer relaxation in 1920, Thomas Hardy and his wife - he 80 years old, she half his age -- moved on to "Emma", ...Thomas and Florence HardyJane AustenEmmaPrint: Book
1900-1945'As a summer relaxation in 1920, Thomas Hardy and his wife - he 80 years old, she half his age -- moved on to "Emma", ...Thomas and Florence HardyJane AustenPersuasionPrint: Book
1900-1945'As a summer relaxation in 1920, Thomas Hardy and his wife - he 80 years old, she half his age -- moved on to "Emma", ...Thomas and Florence HardyJane AustenNorthanger AbbeyPrint: Book
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E. M. Forster, "Jane Austen," in Abinger Harvest (1924): 'She is my favourite author! I read and re-read, the mouth o...Edward Morgan Forster Jane Austen[novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'In 1901 ... [Newman Flower] left his bed at four in the morning to travel from Croydon to watch the funeral processio...Newman Flower Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1900-1945'It was in ... 1901 ... that Ernest Raymond as a teenager first took a Dickens from the shelf: "By the grace and favou...Ernest Raymond Charles DickensThe Pickwick PapersPrint: Book
1850-1899'... Oliver Twist (1838), the first Dickens that A. A. Milne was exposed to, at 9, gave him nightmares.'Alan Alexander Milne Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1850-1899Andrew Lang, in Adventures Among Books, on being introduced to Dickens: 'I had minded my lessons, and satisfied my tea...Andrew Lang Charles DickensThe Pickwick PapersPrint: Book
1850-1899'The first imaginative work by an Englishman ... [Joseph Conrad] read was Nicholas Nickleby (1839).'Joseph Conrad Charles DickensNicholas NicklebyPrint: Book
My father's large bookcase was stuffed with odd volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine and other miscellaneous matters. A...Anne Lutton John AdamsThe History of Rome, from the Foundation of the CiPrint: Book
1800-1849My father's large bookcase was stuffed with odd volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine and other miscellaneous matters. A...Anne Lutton William RobertsonThe History of AmericaPrint: Book
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'Devoted ... was the ritual of Gordon Hewart, who rose to become Lord Chief Justice: he read Dickens every night of hi...Gordon Hewart Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849My father's large bookcase was stuffed with odd volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine and other miscellaneous matters. A...Anne Lutton Oliver GoldsmithThe History of England from the Earliest Times...Print: Book
1800-1849My father's large bookcase was stuffed with odd volumes of the Gentleman's Magazine and other miscellaneous matters. A...Anne Lutton John WesleySermons on Several Occasions OR Three SermonsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Neville Cardus was born in 1889 in Rusholme, Manchester, the illegitimate son of a police constable's daughter and th...Neville Cardus Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
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'Lady Cynthia Asquith, daughter of the eleventh Earl [of Elcho] ... regularly reread her favourite [Dickens] stories ...'Lady Cynthia Asquith Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945Recorded in diary of Lady Cynthia Asquith, 15 January 1918: 'The Professor [of English Literature at Oxford, Sir Walte...Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849I read Mrs Rogers' Life and Letters with great profit. ... The life and letters of Mrs Rogers here made a great bless...Anne Lutton Hester Ann RogersSpiritual Letters Or A Short Account of the ExperiPrint: Book
1850-1899On 8 September 1854 Christiana Thompson noted in her diary that her children Elizabeth and Alice (later Alice Meynell)...Thompson FamilyJohann David WyssThe Swiss Family RobinsonPrint: Book
1850-1899'Both ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] were reading voraciously at that time [1854-57] ... guided by ... [their fath...Thompson FamilyCharles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Christiana Thompson William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Christiana Thompson William WordsworthunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Christiana Thompson John KeatsunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Christiana Thompson Alfred TennysonunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Alfred Baker Strettell Alfred TennysonunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Alfred Baker Strettell John KeatsunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Alfred Baker Strettell William WordsworthunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Elizabeth and Alice Thompson] used to go for picnics at Porto Fino, loaded with books of verse, and Mrs Thompso...Alfred Baker Strettell William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899June Badeni on readings by 13-year-old Alice Thompson, as recorded in her notebook: 'She has been reading more of Scot...Alice Thompson Walter ScottnovelsPrint: Book
1850-1899June Badeni on readings by 13-year-old Alice Thompson, as recorded in her notebook: 'She has been reading more of Scot...Alice Thompson Charles DickensnovelsPrint: Book
1850-1899Aged 19, Alice Thompson '...engaged in ... earnest reading and note-taking ... from Lewis's Aristotle.'Alice Thompson AristotleunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Alice Meynell recalls childhood reading: 'In quite early childhood I lived upon Wordsworth ... When I was about twelve...Alice Thompson William WordsworthunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Alice Meynell recalls childhood reading: 'In quite early childhood I lived upon Wordsworth ... When I was about twelve...Alice Thompson Alfred, Lord TennysonunknownUnknown
1850-1899Alice Meynell recalls childhood reading: 'In quite early childhood I lived upon Wordsworth ... When I was about twelve...Alice Thompson John KeatsunknownUnknown
1850-1899Alice Meynell recalls childhood reading: 'In quite early childhood I lived upon Wordsworth ... When I was about twelve...Alice Thompson Percy Bysshe ShelleyunknownUnknown
1850-1899How the young Alice Meynell gained her family's support for her writing: ' ... [in c. 1867 Alice Thompson] had shown ....Thomas Thompson Alice Thompsonunknown poemsManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Charles DickensThe Pickwick PapersPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Charles DickensThe Old Curiosity ShopPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Walter ScottQuentin DurwardPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Walter ScottIvanhoePrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Walter ScottWaverleyPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Robert Louis StevensonKidnappedPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent David Livingstone[Travels: perhaps, 'Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa']Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Fridtjof Nansen[Travels - probably 'Farthest North']Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Pri...questionaire respondent Robert Falcon Scott[Travels in the Antarctic]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Wiliam ShakespeareThe Merchant of VenicePrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent William ShakespeareThe TempestPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent William ShakespeareMuch Ado about NothingPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Alfred Lord Tennyson[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent John Masefield[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Robert Louis StevensonDr Jekyll and Mr HydePrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Ralph Waldo Emerson[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Charles DickensNicholas NicklebyPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Charles DickensThe Old Curiosity ShopPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Charles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Gilbert Keith Chesterton[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawMajor BarbaraPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawJohn Bull's Other IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawThe Doctor's DilemmaPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawMan and SupermanPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawThe Shewing up of Blanco PosnetPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawThe Devil's DisciplePrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawYou Never Can TellPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawSocialism and Superior BrainsPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawFabian EssaysPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawAn Unsocial SocialistPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent George Bernard ShawThe Irrational KnotPrint: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent John Galsworthy[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Herbert George Wells[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent John Atkinson Hobson[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[A Sheffield Survey organised by Arnold Freeman in 1918, assessing 816 manual workers, gives the following case:] 'Eng...questionaire respondent Alfred Marshall[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent Robert Burns[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent John Keats[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent Walter Scott[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent Alfred, Lord Tennyson[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machine file cutter, age twenty-five... H...questionaire respondent Charles DickensThe Old Curiosity ShopPrint: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Housewife, age twenty-eight... Has read "...questionaire respondent Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Housewife, age twenty-eight... Has read "...questionaire respondent Charles DickensThe Old Curiosity ShopPrint: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Housewife, age twenty-eight... Has read "...questionaire respondent David Livingstone[Travels, probably 'Missionary Travels And Researches In South Africa']Print: Book
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[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Cutlery worker, age seventy-two...Fond of...questionaire respondent Robert Louis Stevenson[unknown]Print: Book
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[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Cutlery worker, age seventy-two...Fond of...questionaire respondent John Ruskin[unknown]Print: Book
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[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Cutlery worker, age seventy-two...Fond of...questionaire respondent William Morris[unknown]Print: Book
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[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Cutlery worker, age seventy-two...Fond of...questionaire respondent Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'In 1955 Manny Shinwell - who read all of Palgrave's Golden Treasury to his children, and had consoled himself in pris...Emmanuel (Manny) Shinwell John Keats[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'In 1955 Manny Shinwell - who read all of Palgrave's Golden Treasury to his children, and had consoled himself in pris...Emmanuel (Manny) Shinwell, later Baron Shinwell Alfred, Lord Tennyson[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'For Tom Barclay, son of a Catholic rag-and-bone collector, the erotic episodes in the Douay Bible "aroused my curiosi...Tom Barclay Catullus[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Allen Clark, the son of Bolton textile workers, found physiology books in the public library incomprehensible. A news...Allen Clarke Francois RabelaisGargantua and PantagruelPrint: Book
1900-1945Bartlett's picture of the Hispaniola lying beached in the Caribbean, on the clean-swept sand, its poop, round house, m...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945Bartlett's picture of the Hispaniola lying beached in the Caribbean, on the clean-swept sand, its poop, round house, m...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Robert Louis StevensonKidnappedPrint: Book
1850-1899'Just a little note of this night. I had been working very hard and came to my room very late and tired, but took up ...Margaret Oliphant Walter ScottFortunes of NigelPrint: Book
1900-1945I had also read 'Paper Bag Cookery' -one of my father's fads -because I wanted to try it. Now I saw 'The Meditations o...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Nicholas SoyerThe Art of Paper Bag CookeryPrint: Book
1900-1945I had also read 'Paper Bag Cookery' -one of my father's fads -because I wanted to try it. Now I saw 'The Meditations o...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Marcus AureliusThe Meditations of Marcus AureliusPrint: Book
1900-1945I had a look at 'In tune with the infinite'. I moved on to my father's single volume, India paper edition of 'Shakespe...Victor Sawdon Pritchett William ShakespeareShakespeare's Complete WorksPrint: Book
1850-1899'Newman Flower, born in 1879, was running from the classroom at Weymouth College to his housemaster's in a snowstorm w...school class at Weymouth CollegeAlfred TennysonIn MemoriamPrint: Book
1850-1899'After reading at the Athenaeum a section of Ruskin's autobiography, "Praeterita", published in instalments between 18...Grant Duff John RuskinPraeteritaPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Through reading Unto This Last ... Violet Markham -- who was brought up at Tapton House, set in 85 beautiful Derbyshi...Violet Markham John RuskinUnto This LastPrint: Book
1850-1899'A grim account of the menage [at Theodore Watts-Dunton's home The Pines, Putney, where the poet Swinburne went to liv...Theodore Watts-Dunton Theodore Watts-DuntonpoemsUnknown
1850-1899'By leave of the Colonial Office I have obtained copies of a MS journal, never published or edited, kept by Jas Hastie...S.P. Oliver Jas (James) HastieJournalManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Seventeen-year-old Ruth Bourne recorded disparaging remarks in her diary about the feeble renderings of Julius Caesar...Shakespeare Reading Circle (local)William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
1850-1899'Seventeen-year-old Ruth Bourne recorded disparaging remarks in her diary about the feeble renderings of Julius Caesar...Shakespeare Reading Circle (local)William ShakespeareMacbethPrint: Book
1900-1945Ex-Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey in the Falloden Papers, on how he spent his time after being deposed from the Cab...Sir Edward Grey William ShakespeareplaysPrint: Book
1850-1899'Theodore Watts-Dunton remembers Algernon Swinburne's fondness for reading aloud during his last years at Watts-Dunton...Algernon Swinburne Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Unknown
1850-1899"In 1862, as a 25-year-old rebel ... [Swinburne] took it on himself to scandalize a dinner party at Fryston. His tar...Algernon Swinburne Algernon SwinburneLes Noyades
1850-1899'In 1864 George Du Maurier witnessed ... [a] bravura performance [by Swinburne] at a bachelor party in the studio of t...Algernon Swinburne Algernon SwinburneunknownUnknown
1850-1899'When Wilfrid Blunt joined [William] Morris and his daughter at Kelmscott in 1891, Morris "read us out several of his ...William Morris William MorrisThe Haystack in the Floods (and other poems)Unknown
1850-1899'In 1880 Tennyson attempted to interest Henry Irving in his play "The Cup" ... [he] "read in a monotone, rumbling on a...Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonThe CupUnknown
1850-1899'In 1876 Aubrey de Vere aranged for Alice Thompson ... and her sister Elizabeth a visit to [Tennyson at] Aldworth ... ...Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonThe Passing of ArthurUnknown
1850-1899' ... [over] a weekend at Aldworth ... [Margot Tennant] told Tennyson how very handsome he was, and, after his after-d...Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonMaudUnknown
1850-1899'Mary Gladstone ... had experiences of Tennyson reading "Maud" in 1878, in 1879, and again in 1882.'Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonMaudUnknown
1850-1899'Mary Gladstone ... had experiences of Tennyson reading "Maud" in 1878, in 1879, and again in 1882.'Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonMaudUnknown
1850-1899'Mary Gladstone ... had experiences of Tennyson reading "Maud" in 1878, in 1879, and again in 1882.'Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonMaudUnknown
1850-1899' ... in November 1876, when a guest of Gladstone at Hawarden, Tennyson read the whole of his new play, "Harold" (1877...Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonHaroldUnknown
1900-1945Thomas Burke on literary figures' responses to his requests, as a teenager, for advice on starting a career as a write...Thomas Burke George GissingNew Grub StreetPrint: Book
1850-1899'When the Duke of Argyll ... visited Farringford, Tennyson read his "Ode on the Death of the Duke of Wellington" (1852...Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonOde on the Death of the Duke of WellingtonUnknown
1850-1899'[William Watson] sent a copy [of "Wordsworth's Grave and Other Poems"] to [Thomas] Hardy, who replied appreciatively ...Thomas Hardy William WatsonWordsworth's Grave and Other PoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899On process of choosing a Poet Laureate from 1892: 'When Gladstone had read [William] Watson's Poems (1892), sent to hi...William Ewart Gladstone William WatsonPoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Writing to his sister on 11 January 1892 ... [Walter Raleigh] declared: "I have been reading Christina Rossetti -- th...Walter Raleigh Christina RossettipoemsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Arthur Benson ... when rereading the Shorter Poems [of Robert Bridges] in 1910, thought them thin, mere tricks of lan...Arthur Benson Robert BridgesShorter PoemsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Arnold Bennett, when reading [Herbert] Spencer's posthumously published Autobiography (1904), found the account "disa...Arnold Bennett Herbert SpencerAutobiographyPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland was] an omnivorous reader -- "she could begin the day with reports on technical edu...Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland William Shakespeare[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899The Duchess of Sutherland to Regy Brett: 'I have dinner on a tray [and], in between mouthfuls of fried sole and partri...Millicent Duchess of Sutherland John RuskinSesame and LiliesPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, ...Catherine Hutton Jane AustenSense and SensibilityPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, ...Catherine Hutton Jane AustenPride and PrejudicePrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, ...Catherine Hutton Jane AustenMansfield ParkPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, ...Catherine Hutton Jane AustenEmmaPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, ...Catherine Hutton Jane AustenNorthanger AbbeyPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been going through a course of novels by lady authors, beginning with Mrs Brooke and ending with Miss Austen, ...Catherine Hutton Jane AustenPersuasionPrint: Book
1900-1945It is amusing to find him writing to Sturt, in 1900, to persuade him that it would be a good idea to try to sell 'Bett...Arnold Bennett George Sturt The Bettesworth BookManuscript: Sheet
1850-1899Letter 9/8/1857 (Inverness)- 'Please tell me why you don't like Mme de Genlis. And then I'll tell you, if you like, wh...John Ruskin Stephane-Felicite de GenlisPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter 6/9/1857 (Bridge of Allan) - 'I am very glad those are the reasons for your dislike of Mme de Genlis - both bec...John Ruskin Stephane-Felicite de GenlisunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter 6/8/1858 - 'First let me thank you for your notes on Verona - & correction of my statement to the good folks on...Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford John RuskinThe Political Economy of ArtPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter, 25/11/1860 - 'The opening of the note enclosed from Mrs Browning refers to my having spoken of Lord John's las...John Ruskin Lord John RussellPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899Letter 8/2/1863 - "For, as far as I remember - my sayings to you have been very nearly limited to Goldsmith's model of...John Ruskin Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of WakefieldUnknown
1850-1899Letter 8/2/1863 - "I'm afraid to speak like the wicked girl in the fairy tale - who let - not pearls fall from her lip...John Ruskin Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter 8/2/1863 - "I'm so thin and hard and metallic that I think sometimes I'm going to turn into the pin that Death ...John Ruskin William ShakespeareRichard IIPrint: Book
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1850-1899"He says careless work is a proof of something wrong in a person's whole moral character." From the editor's footnote...Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford John RuskinCestus of AglaiaPrint: Book
1800-1849Letter W 38 - Chamouni, 3/10/1863 - "I can't make out the run of some coal slates of the Col de Balme at their junctio...John Ruskin Horace Benedict de SaussureVoyages dans les AlpesPrint: Book
1850-1899"Ford Cottage, July 18th, 1865. Have you read Ruskin's "Sesame and Lilies", his two last lectures? The book sent me to...Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford John RuskinSesame and LiliesPrint: Book
1850-1899"Ford Castle, June 1st (1866). Dear Mr Ruskin. I am reading with delight your Crown of Wild Olives trying to fit the s...Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford John RuskinCrown of Wild OlivesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Occasionally the discussions became acrimonious. My eldest brother was one day making disparaging remarks about Tenny...Mrs Hughes Alfred, Lord TennysonLocksley HallPrint: Book
1850-1899Constance Smedley on readings in American literature: 'Thoreau ... opened the door to a philosophy of life when I was ...Constance Smedley Ralph Waldo EmersonunknownPrint: Book
1700-1799" Finished reading that Emmeline, a Trumpery novel in four volumes. If I can answer for myself I will never again unde...Lady Eleanor Butler Charlotte SmithEmmelinePrint: Book
1700-1799" reading Rousseau to my Sally."Lady Eleanor Butler Jean Jacques RousseauUnknown
1700-1799" From one till three reading Rousseau to the joy of my Life."Lady Eleanor Butler Jean Jacques RousseauUnknown
1700-1799" From five till Ten read Rousseau (finished the 7th tome) to my Sally.Lady Eleanor Butler Jean Jacques RousseauUnknown
1700-1799" I read to my beloved no 97 of the Rambler written by Richardson, author of those inimitable books Pamela, Clarissa a...Lady Eleanor Butler Samuel RichardsonThe RamblerPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799" finished Swinburne's Travel Through Spain to My Love."Lady Eleanor Butler SwinburneTravels through SpainPrint: Book
1700-1799Went again to the shrubbery-brought our books namely Gil Blas and Madame de Sevigne with us.Lady Eleanor Butler A.R. LesageGil BlasPrint: Book
1700-1799Listed under "Books read since April the first 1789"Lady Eleanor Butler Pietro Metastasioopera (16 Tom)Print: Book
1900-1945' ... in Egypt during the Great War [E. M.] Forster applied himself to read [Henry] James. Struggling with What Maisi...Edward Morgan Forster Henry JamesWhat Maisie KnewPrint: Book
1850-1899'[George] Moore pinpointed his ... awakening interest in fiction to overhearing his parents discussing whether Lady Au...George Moore Percy Bysshe ShelleyunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lloyd George, the Chancellor of the Exchequer ... liked to get away from political anxieties by devouring what he cal...Lloyd George Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lloyd George, the Chancellor of the Exchequer ... liked to get away from political anxieties by devouring what he cal...Lloyd George Robert BurnsunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899On visit to 50-year-old Dante Gabriel Rossetti, '[Hall] Caine, half his age, was treated to a reading of "The King's T...Dante Gabriel Rossetti Dante Gabriel RossettiThe King's TragedyUnknown
1850-1899'On learning that [Hall] Caine was to present twenty-four lectures in Liverpool on "Prose Fiction" ... [D. G. Rossetti...Hall Caine Tobias Smollett[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'On learning that [Hall] Caine was to present twenty-four lectures in Liverpool on "Prose Fiction" ... [D. G. Rossetti...Hall Caine Samuel Richardson[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'On learning that [Hall] Caine was to present twenty-four lectures in Liverpool on "Prose Fiction" ... [D. G. Rossetti...Hall Caine Matthew Gregory Lewis[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'On learning that [Hall] Caine was to present twenty-four lectures in Liverpool on "Prose Fiction" ... [D. G. Rossetti...Hall Caine Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899Letter B 14 - Postmark 6/12/1857 - "I can't answer at length till Monday. But you are quite right about the graver wan...Anna Blunden John RuskinThe Elements of DrawingPrint: Book
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Letter B 24 - 20/10/1858 - "There was some nonsense in your long letter about Britomart and Una. Both of them were in ...John Ruskin Edmund SpencerThe Faerie QueenPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter B 24 - 20/10/1858 - "There was some nonsense in your long letter about Britomart and Una. Both of them were in ...Anna Blunden Edmund SpencerThe Faerie QueenPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter B 71 - 3/9/1860 - "I have now your interesting letter about the Sheep-folds. I think you are right about the ti...Anna Blunden John RuskinNotes on the Construction of Sheepfolds
1800-1849From the editor's short biography of Ellen Heaton - "In 1849 her brother was reading The Seven Lamps of Architecture; ...John Heaton John RuskinThe Seven Lamps of ArchitecturePrint: Book
1850-1899Letter H53, January 1857 "But I think if you read Anderson carefully, you will feel how pointed, neat and concise he ...John Ruskin Hans Christian AndersenFairy legends and TalesPrint: Book
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Letter H. 29 - (30/12/1855) - "and she is as proud as - Flora Mac Ivor."John Ruskin Walter ScottWaverleyPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter H. 39 - 12/10/1856 - "-I don't know when I read a poem, since as a boy I first read "The Assyrian came down" - ...John Ruskin Dante Gabriel RossettiThe Burden of NinevehPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'2 East Parade, Leeds. June 25th 1856. Ellen is rather puzzled', wrote her brother to his wife, 'on comparing the towe...Ellen Heaton John RuskinModern Painters IVPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter H 30 - January 1856 - "I am always treating you ill - but I took so many presentation copies [of the third volu...Ellen Heaton John RuskinModern Painters IIIPrint: Book
1600-1699"Back I went by Mr. Downing's order, and stayed there til 12 o'clock in expectation of one to come to read some writin...Samuel Pepys Dutch Ambassador[a speech]Manuscript: Letter
1850-1899"I took in Mr Holmes' humorous poems & Davidson (a very jolly little friend of mine) another light work & we sat toget...Leslie Stephen Oliver Wendell HolmesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I was reading of Charlotte Bronte the other day, and could not help comparing myself with the picture more or less as...Margaret Oliphant Elizabeth GaskellLife of Charlotte BrontePrint: Book
1850-1899I cut out of a newspaper and put in here a little poem of Swinburne whom I have never loved. It is dated three years ...Margaret Oliphant SwinburneThrenodyPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'What a wonderful record is that journal of Sir Walter's which dear Annie Ritchie has sent me - and with what love one...Margaret Oliphant Walter ScottJournalPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have found a little, not comfort, but fellowship in reading about Archbishop Tait. I did not like his book. I tho...Margaret Oliphant R.T. DavisonLife of Archibald Campbell TaitPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have been reading the life of Mr Symonds, and it makes me almost laugh (though little laughing is in my heart) to t...Margaret Oliphant John Addington SymondsLife of SymondsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Robert Macpherson came down with us to Civita Vecchia to see us off, and, I remember, read to me all the way there a ...Robert Macpherson Robert MacphersonManuscript: Sheet
1850-1899"I think that Miss Thackeray and my wife have expressed to you their great pleasure in your article on their father."Harriet Stephen George Barnett SmithThe Works of ThackerayPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899"I think that Miss Thackeray and my wife have expressed to you their great pleasure in your article on their father."Ann Thackeray George Barnett SmithThe Works of ThackerayPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899"I have read with great interest your article on Victor Hugo & also that which appeared in the last number of Macmillan."Leslie Stephen Robert Louis StevensonOrdered SouthPrint: Serial / periodical
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?I always have a profound impression that human beings have been much more like each other than we fancy since they go...Leslie Stephen William ShakespearePrint: Book
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?I always have a profound impression that human beings have been much more like each other than we fancy since they go...Leslie Stephen Alfred TennysonPrint: Book
1850-1899'The table is heaped with picture-books, and Maggie, rather sentimental with a bad cold, is reading Mrs. Jameson's Leg...Maggie Oliphant A.B. JamesonLegends of the SaintsPrint: Book
1850-1899'I was extremely glad to get your MS [...] I have of course some small criticism to make, but none of importance [...]...Margaret Oliphant R.H. StoryManuscript: Sheet, work in MS
1850-1899'I must say I think the "Woman in White" a marvel of workmanship. I found it bear a second reading very well, and ind...Margaret Oliphant Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in WhitePrint: Book
1850-1899'I must say I think the "Woman in White" a marvel of workmanship. I found it bear a second reading very well, and ind...Margaret Oliphant Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in WhitePrint: Book
1900-1945'Do you know I have read none of the books that you mentioned. Is not that shocking - but - Sylvia - you know that li...Katherine Mansfield Louis VintrasThe Silver NetPrint: Book
1850-1899"In 1905 [Andrew] Lang ... recalled: 'The first book that ever made me cry, of which feat I was horribly ashamed, was ...Andrew Lang Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
1850-1899'The Queen [Victoria] ... read the sequel [to "Uncle Tom's Cabin"], "Dred: A Tale of the Dismal Swamp" (1856), and con...Queen Victoria Harriet Beecher StoweDred: A Tale of the Dismal SwampPrint: Book
1900-1945'While I am on the subject of eating - for I am convinced E.F.Benson wrote the book on an empty, healthy tummy, do ple...Katherine Mansfield E.F. BensonSheavesPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have adopted Stendhal. Every night I read him now & first thing in the morning.'Katherine Mansfield StendhalPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have adopted Stendhal. Every night I read him now & first thing in the morning.'Katherine Mansfield StendhalPrint: Book
1900-1945'Then I woke up, switched on the light, & began to read Venus & Adonis. It's pretty stuff - rather like the Death of ...Katherine Mansfield William ShakespeareVenus and AdonisPrint: Book
1850-1899"'I have finished Endymion with a painful feeling that the writer [Disraeli] considers all political life as mere play...A. C. Tait Benjamin DisraeliEndymionPrint: Book
1900-1945'I don't dare to work any more tonight. That is why I asked for another Dickens; if I read him in bed he diverts my m...Katherine Mansfield Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Alexandre Dumas[novel]Print: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
1900-1945'The novel can't just leave the war out [...] What has been - stands - but Jane Austen could not write Northanger Abbe...Katherine Mansfield Jane AustenNorthanger AbbeyPrint: Book
1850-1899'[R. L. Stevenson] ... nominated ["The Egoist"], together with a couple of Scott's novels, a Dumas, Shakespeare, Monta...Robert Louis Stevenson Moliere [pseud][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I bought a book by Henry James yesterday and read it, as they say, "until far into the night". It was not very inter...Katherine Mansfield Henry JamesConfidencePrint: Book
1900-1945'I read the lonely Nietzsche: but I felt a bit ashamed of my feelings for this man in the past. He is, if you like, "...Katherine Mansfield NietzschePrint: Book
1900-1945' "A CALM IRRESISTIBLE WELL-BEING - ALMOST mystic in character, and yet doubtless connected with physical conditions" ...Katherine Mansfield Dorothy WordsworthJournalPrint: Book
1900-1945' "They were neither of them quite enough in love to imagine that ?350 a year would supply them with all the comforts ...Katherine Mansfield Jane AustenSense and SensibilityPrint: Book
1900-1945'Calm day. In garden read early poems in Oxford Book. Discussed our future library. In the evening read Dostoevsky'.Katherine Mansfield DostoevskyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Britain was a mainly urban society...and soon an expanding range of sexual literature became available in the cities....Mark Grossek William ShakespeareMeasure for MeasurePrint: Book
1900-1945'Putting my weakest books to the wall last night I came across a copy of "Howard's End" and had a look into it. But i...Katherine Mansfield E.M. ForsterHoward's EndPrint: Book
1900-1945'Britain was a mainly urban society...and soon an expanding range of sexual literature became available in the cities....Mark Grossek Tobias Smollett[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945Journal entry of March 1916 entitled "Notes on Dostoevsky" gives 2 pages of notes on "The Idiot" and "The Possessed".Katherine Mansfield DostoevskyThe IdiotPrint: Book
1900-1945Journal entry of March 1916 entitled "Notes on Dostoevsky" gives 2 pages of notes on "The Idiot" and "The Possessed".Katherine Mansfield DostoevskyThe PossessedPrint: Book
1900-1945'Jinne Moore was awfully good at elocution. Was she better than I? I could make the girls cry when I read Dickens in ...Katherine Mansfield Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'Even those who read widely about sex often learned very little. In the 1920s Jennie Lee won a psychology degree from ...Jennie Lee Marie Stopes[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Even those who read widely about sex often learned very little. In the 1920s Jennie Lee won a psychology degree from ...Jennie Lee Havelock Ellis[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Years of reading had made [Ruth Slate] tired of squabbling between competing religious sects, and it was Tolstoy's Re...Ruth Slate Leo TolstoyResurrectionPrint: Book
1900-1945'Years of reading had made [Ruth Slate] tired of squabbling between competing religious sects, and it was Tolstoy's Re...Ruth Slate Christabel PankhurstThe Great ScourgePrint: Book
1900-1945'Jude the Obscure, Edward Carpenter's Love's Coming of Age, Grant Allen's The Woman Who Did, H.G. Well's The New Machi...Eva Slawson Herbert George WellsThe New MachiavelliPrint: Book
1900-1945'Jude the Obscure, Edward Carpenter's Love's Coming of Age, Grant Allen's The Woman Who Did, H.G. Well's The New Machi...Eva Slawson Herbert George WellsAnn VeronicaPrint: Book
1900-1945'when Gladys [Teal] took a job at a draper's shop around 1930, a female assistant gave her a Marie Stopes book on birt...Gladys Teal Marie Stopes[book on birth control]Print: Book
1900-1945'Houseservant Margaret Powell was unusually daring: she left Marie Stopes, along with the Kama Sutra and Havelock Elli...Margaret Powell Marie Stopes[book on sex]Print: Book
1900-1945'Houseservant Margaret Powell was unusually daring: she left Marie Stopes, along with the Kama Sutra and Havelock Elli...Margaret Powell Havelock Ellis[book on sex]Print: Book
1900-1945'An emancipated working woman like Elizabeth Ring was free to read the works of Freud, Havelock Ellis and Bertrand Rus...Elizabeth Ring Havelock EllisPrint: Book
1900-1945'An emancipated working woman like Elizabeth Ring was free to read the works of Freud, Havelock Ellis and Bertrand Rus...Elizabeth Ring Bertrand RussellPrint: Book
1850-1899Letter H.96 (Beginning of June 1861) ?The Defence of Guenevere by Morris is published by Bell & Daldy.? John Ruskin William MorrisThe Defence of GueneverePrint: Book
1850-1899?Do you sympathise with me when I say that the only writer whom I have been able to read with pleasure through this ni...Leslie Stephen William WordsworthPrint: Book
1850-1899'... King Kalakava [of Hawaii] ... was an avid reader of [R. L.] Stevenson's romances ...'King Kalakava Robert Louis StevensonPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'The sculptress Kathleen Bruce, widow of the Arctic explorer Captain Scott ... became positively scornful when she rea...Kathleen Bruce H. G. WellsGod the Invisible KingPrint: Book
1900-1945'[John] Galsworthy sent [Thomas] Hardy a presentation copy of "The Man of Property" [1906] and, Hardy told Florence He...Thomas Hardy John GalsworthyThe Man of PropertyPrint: Book
1900-1945'When Florence Murray married in 1902, her husband, a Colne valley wool manufacturer, was a widower with a young son ....Florence Murray Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945'"Why do you want to break men's spirits for?" Shaw asked Henry James after reading his one-act play "The Saloon" in 1...George Bernard Shaw Henry JamesThe SaloonUnknown
1850-1899Thomas Hardy to Sir George Douglas, 3 March 1898: "'[Stephen Phillips's] Poems was strongly recommended to me, & I bou...Thomas Hardy Stephen PhillipsPoemsPrint: Book
1850-1899'One of the privately printed copies [of "John Inglesant" was] ... read by Mrs Humphry Ward and her advocacy persuaded...Mary Augusta Ward J. Henry ShorthouseJohn Inglesant
1850-1899'Writing her memoirs in 1926, Janet Courtney went back to what she was like at 15, "when "John Inglesant" was publishe...Janet Courtney J. Henry ShorthouseJohn InglesantPrint: Book
1850-1899"And that reminds me that the last Contemporary is worth looking at, not only for Gladstone's twaddle about Ritualism,...Leslie Stephen W E GladstoneRitualism and RitualPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I shall send you back the volumes of Madame de Genlis's [underline] petits romans [end underline] as soon as possible...Thomas Babington Macaulay Stephanie-Felicite de GenlisPrint: Book
1850-1899We have all read, by the way, The Poet at the breakfast table & sent him our sincere compliments on his performance."Leslie Stephen Sir Oliver Wendell HolmesThe Poet at the Breakfast TablePrint: Book
1850-1899"S[ain]te Beuve & Mat. Arnold (in a smaller way) are the only modern critics wh. seem to me worth reading - perhaps, t...Leslie Stephen Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuvePrint: Book
1850-1899"If I were in the vein, I think I should exhort you above all to read George Sand, whose country stories seem to me pe...Leslie Stephen George SandLes maitres SonneursPrint: Book
1850-1899"It was in my fifteenth year that I became again, this time intelligently, aquainted with Shakespeare. I got hold of a...Edmund Gosse William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: Book
1850-1899" It was in my fifteenth year that I became again, this time intelligently, aquainted with Shakespeare. I got hold of ...Edmund Gosse William ShakespeareMuch Ado about NothingPrint: Book
1850-1899 " But, when I was nearly sixteen, I made a purchase which brought me into sad trouble, and was the cause of a permane...Edmund Gosse Ben JonsonPrint: Book
1850-1899" But I read with unchecked voracity, and in several curious directions. Shakespeare now passed into my possession ent...Edmund Gosse William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899" But I read with unchecked voracity, and in several curious directions...I made aquaintance with Keats, who entirely ...Edmund Gosse John KeatsPrint: Book
1850-1899"But I read with unchecked voracity, and in several curious directions...I made aquaintance...with Shelley, whose 'Que...Edmund Gosse Percy Bysshe ShelleyQueen MabPrint: Book
1850-1899" But I read with unchecked voracity, and in several curious directions...I made aquaintance... with Wordsworth, for t...Edmund Gosse William WordsworthPrint: Book
1850-1899"But I read with unchecked voracity, and in several curious directions...My Father presented me with the entire bulk o...Edmund Gosse Robert SoutheyWorks (poetical?)Print: Book
1850-1899"Yet I could not but observe the difference between the zeal with which I snatched at a volume of Carlyle or Ruskin -s...Edmund Gosse John RuskinPrint: Book
1850-1899"This bit of Tennyson sticks in my head; so I write it down: - 'All along the valley where the waters flow / I walked ...Leslie Stephen Alfred TennysonIn the Valley of the CauteretzPrint: Book
1850-1899"Poor fellow! I really pity him; for his last numbers of the Fors [Clavigera] seem to imply growing distraction of min...Leslie Stephen John RuskinFors [Clavigera]Print: Book
1850-1899"I stayed at home this morning - not that there is anything new in that - until lunch, and did very little, very easy ...Leslie Stephen M.G. LewisThe MonkPrint: Book
1900-1945"I have read your book with keen interest. I always read you with the pleasure of a literary critic recognising (and e...Leslie Stephen William JamesThe varieties of religious experiencePrint: Book
1850-1899'Is not your countryman Grant White a terrible bore? The question is prompted by the fact of me having just read a rev...Leslie Stephen VariousSaturday ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I have ? read your criticism of my book. I will not say that you have given no twinges to my vanity; but I will say t...Leslie Stephen Henry SidgwickReview of Leslie Stephen's The Science of EthicsPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Dear Mr Gosse, I hope that I am not impertinent in telling you how heartily I have enjoyed your Gray. I think it one ...Leslie Stephen Edmund GosseLife of GrayPrint: Book
1850-1899'Dear Mr Gosse, I hope that I am not impertinent in telling you how heartily I have enjoyed your Gray. I think it one ...Leslie Stephen William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899'The statement wh. I transmitted to you about Cortes was the vaguest but I will see if I can find out anything from my...Leslie Stephen VariousSaturday Review, ThePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'The hero seems to me superior to the Rochester or the Louis Moore type, who are all rather lay-figures. Nor do I admi...Leslie Stephen G. B. SmithThe BrontesManuscript: article
1850-1899'He [Leslie Stephen's brother] wrote articles for the Pall Mall Gazette all the way out to India; enough, he says, to ...Leslie Stephen J.F. StephenPall Mall Gazette, articlesPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'To say the truth, much as I like reading them & specially Balzac and Sand, & little as I am given to overstrictness i...Leslie Stephen George SandunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'. . . then Edith Sitwell appeared, her nose longer than an ant-eaters, and read some of her absurd stuff...'Edith Sitwell Edith SitwellpoemsUnknown
1850-1899 "If it was not enough to have all the Catholic theology suddenly discharged upon one, I have suddenly taken a fancy t...Leslie Stephen William ShakespeareHenry VIIIPrint: Book
1850-1899?I bought the other day a copy of Aquinas & find him very good reading. Only to understand him one ought obviously to ...Leslie Stephen Thomas AquinasPrint: Book
1850-1899?There are plenty of things to groan over if so disposed; a fact wh. has been lately impressed upon me by reading some...Leslie Stephen John RuskinFors Clavigera: Letters to the workenand labourers of Great BritainPrint: Book
1900-1945?I have received your book and in spite of your permission to abstain, have read it from first to last? My ignorance o...Leslie Stephen Herbert FisherStudies in Napoleonic statesmanship: GermanyPrint: Book
1900-1945"Ruskin's death has set me reading some of his books and among others 'Praeterita' in wh. I read of your first acquain...Leslie Stephen John RuskinPraeteritaPrint: Book
1900-1945"Ruskin's death has set me reading some of his books and among others 'Praeterita' in wh. I read of your first acquain...Leslie Stephen John RuskinPrint: Book
1850-1899?I have waited to thank you for your book till I had read it & write now ? before having quite finished ? because I ca...Leslie Stephen Herbert FisherThe Medieval EmpirePrint: Book
1850-1899?Boswell showed his genius in setting forth Johnson?s weaknesses as well as his strength. But if Boswell had been John...Leslie Stephen James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1850-1899'I find distraction in writing, with a growing sense that it is not worth the trouble; but at 64 it is too late to lea...Leslie Stephen George SantayanaunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899?The best I have read are two or three of Swift?s, who has a real go in him wh. cannot be quenched even by theology. T...Leslie Stephen SwiftsermonsPrint: Book
1850-1899?In your last ? letter you spoke very highly of Ecce Homo. To say the truth I don?t agree in your estimate ? partly be...Leslie Stephen John Robert SeeleyEcce Homo: a survey of the life and work of Jesus ChristPrint: Book
1850-1899?I have read with great interest your article on Victor Hugo & also that which appeared in the last number of Macmilla...Leslie Stephen Robert Louis Stevensonarticle on Victor HugoPrint: Serial / periodical
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?To my mind Hugo is far more dramatic in spirit than Fielding, though his method involves (as you show exceedingly wel...Leslie Stephen Samuel RichardsonPrint: Book
1800-1849"I have read Corinne with my father, and I like it better than he does. In one word, I am dazzled by the genius, provo...Maria Edgeworth Germaine De StaelCorinnePrint: Book
1800-1849then pitied me [my father] for the ten-mile stage I had to go alone, but I did not pity myself, for I had Sir William ...Maria Edgeworth Sir William JonesAsiatic Miscellany. pieces and extracts from various publications consisting of translations, fugitive piecesPrint: Book
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1700-1799?My father will allow me to manufacture an essay on the logograph, he furnishing the soiled materials and I spinning t...Maria Edgeworth John WilkinsReal Character or an Essay towards universal philosophical languagePrint: Book
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"By what unction of purity our great grand mothers were preserved when they studied Pamela without danger or disgust w...Charles Robert Maturin Samuel RichardsonPamelaPrint: Book
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?In his Sir Charles Grandison, the inherent vulgarity, egotism and prolixity of Richardson?s character breakout with a...Charles Robert Maturin Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1800-1849?Upon the whole, this play with the powerful assistance of eminent actors and scenical illusion and burning palaces, a...Charles Maturin Richard Lalor SheilThe Apostate: a tragedy in five actsPrint: Book
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?The transition from the vapid sentimentality of the novel of fifty years ago to the goblin horrors of the last twenty...Charles Maturin Charlotte SmithThe Old Manor HousePrint: Book
?The most extraordinary production of this period was the powerful and wicked romance of The Monk.?Charles Maturin Matthew Gregory LewisThe MonkPrint: Book
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"'Putting Shakespeare and his immediate followers out of the way, whom do you think the best dramatist?' 'Otway, Le...Charles Maturin Thomas SouthernComplete PlaysPrint: Book
1700-1799?I will tell you what is going on, that you may see whether you like your daily bill of fare. ? There is a balloon han...Maria Edgeworth William NicholsonThe First Principles of ChemistryPrint: Book
1800-1849?I have been reading a power of good books; Montesquieu Sur la grandeur and d?cadence des Romains, which I recommend t...Maria Edgeworth Charles-Louis MontesquieuCauses de la grandeur des Romains et de leur decadencePrint: Book
1600-1699The seventeenth-century waterman-poet John Taylor had read More's Utopia, Plato's Republic, Montaigne, and Cervantes i...John Taylor Miguel de Cervantesprobably Don QuixotePrint: Book
1900-1945In the public library [Manny Shinwell] doggedly tackled volumes "whose contents I usually failed to understand": Paley...Emmanuel Shinwell (later Baron Shinwell) Herbert SpencerThe Study of SociologyPrint: Book
1900-1945In the public library [Manny Shinwell] doggedly tackled volumes "whose contents I usually failed to understand": Paley...Emmanuel Shinwell (later Baron Shinwell) Marcus AureliusMeditationsPrint: Book
1800-1849?In May 1820 Sheridan Knowles produced ?Virginius?. The extraordinary success of that play naturally excited Maturin?s...Charles Robert Maturin James Sheridan KnowlesVirginiusPrint: Book
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?Of Sir Walter Scott I have heard Maturin speak in terms of rapture. He considered his extraordinary productions the g...Charles Robert Maturin Sir Walter Scottcomplete works to 1820Print: Book
1900-1945The parents of playwright Arnold Wesker were both immigrants, tailor's machinists, Communists and culturally Jewish at...Arnold Wesker Leo TolstoyPrint: Book
1900-1945The parents of playwright Arnold Wesker were both immigrants, tailor's machinists, Communists and culturally Jewish at...Arnold Wesker Sinclair LewisPrint: Book
1900-1945The parents of playwright Arnold Wesker were both immigrants, tailor's machinists, Communists and culturally Jewish at...Arnold Wesker Guy de MaupassantPrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn John KeatsPrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn William ShakespearePrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn Francis ThompsonPrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn Alfred Edward HousmanPrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn Christina RossettiPrint: Book
1900-1945'While his widowed mother... worked a market stall, Ralph Finn scrambled up the scholarship ladder to Oxford Universit...Ralph Finn Dante Gabriel RossettiPrint: Book
1900-1945[Bill Naughton was hurt that when he applied for conscientious objector status the tribunal was suspicious of his elev...Bill Naughton Friedrich von NietzschePrint: Book
1900-1945[Bill Naughton was hurt that when he applied for conscientious objector status the tribunal was suspicious of his elev...Bill Naughton Arthur SchopenhauerPrint: Book
1900-1945[Bill Naughton was hurt that when he applied for conscientious objector status the tribunal was suspicious of his elev...Bill Naughton Edmund SpenserThe Faerie QueenePrint: Book
1900-1945'[Davies said] "Before I was twelve I had developed an appreciation of good prose, and the Bible created in me a zest ...D.R. Davies John RuskinThe Crown of Wild olive: Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and WarPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Davies said] "Before I was twelve I had developed an appreciation of good prose, and the Bible created in me a zest ...D.R. Davies Adam SmithPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Davies said] "Before I was twelve I had developed an appreciation of good prose, and the Bible created in me a zest ...D.R. Davies Alfred MarshallPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Davies said] "Before I was twelve I had developed an appreciation of good prose, and the Bible created in me a zest ...D.R. Davies George Bernard ShawFabian EssaysPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Davies said] "Before I was twelve I had developed an appreciation of good prose, and the Bible created in me a zest ...D.R. Davies Charles DickensPrint: Book
1800-1849?I have some idea of writing in the intervals of my severer studies for professional education, a comedy for my father...Maria Edgeworth Charles Robert DallasHistory of the Maroons, from their origin to the establishment of their chief tribe at Sierra Leone...Print: Book
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?Now I do not know what you imagined in reading Sully?s Memoirs, but I always imagined the Arsenal was one large build...Maria Edgeworth Maxmillian de Bethune SullyMemoirsPrint: Book
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?Have you seen Minor Morals by Mrs Smith ? There is in it a beautiful botanical poem called ?Calendar of Flora?.?Maria Edgeworth Charlotte SmithMinor Morals: interspersed with sketches of National history and historical anecdotes and original storiesPrint: Book
1800-1849?We saw today the residence of the Prince de Cond? - and of a long line of princes famous for virtue and talents ? the...Maria Edgeworth Stephanie Felicite de Genlis (Comtesse)Mademoiselle de ClermontPrint: Book
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'Sneyd and Charlotte have begun Sir Charles Grandison: I almost envy them the pleasure of reading Clementina?s story f...Maria Edgeworth Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1700-1799'The wife of an Indian yogi (if a yogi be permitted to have a wife) might be a very affectionate woman, but her sympat...Maria Edgeworth KalidasaSakuntala: or the lost ring - and Indian dramaPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating Tobias SmollettPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating Oliver GoldsmithPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating Samuel RichardsonPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating Jonathan SwiftPrint: Book
1800-1849'Poor Godwin is a terrific example for all conjugal biography; but he has marked that path which may be avoided? The t...Elizabeth Inchbald RescoeThe Life and Pontificate of Leo the TenthPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating Richard Brinsley SheridanPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating John KeatsPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a collier [Joseph Keating]... heard a co-worker sigh, "Heaven from all creatures hides the book of fate". Keating ...Joseph Keating Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1800-184921/8/1829 ? 'The General gave us an account of the early years of the [French] revolution, the other gentlemen assisti...Amelia Opie Louise Philippe SegurMemoirs and RecollectionsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Nottinghamshire collier G.A.W. Tomlinson volunteered for repair shifts on weekends, when he could earn time-and-a-hal...G.A.W. Tomlinson Oliver GoldsmithThe Deserted VillagePrint: Book
1900-1945'When, during the 1926 miners' strike, [G.A.W. Tomlinson] read 'The Charge of the Light Brigade', an obvious political...G.A.W. Tomlinson Alfred Lord TennysonThe Charge of the Light BrigadePrint: Book
1900-1945'Wil John Edwards...pursued Gibbon, Hardy, Swinburne and Meredith. His reading was suggested by the literary pages of ...Wil John Edwards Algernon Charles SwinburnePrint: Book
1900-1945'Wil John Edwards...pursued Gibbon, Hardy, Swinburne and Meredith. His reading was suggested by the literary pages of ...Wil John Edwards Miguel de CervantesDon QuixotePrint: Book
1800-1849'27/1/1833 - In the evening read some pages of S. Crisp's "Sermons" - admirable! Read Newton's "Cardiphonia" and in th...Amelia Opie Stephen CrispSermonsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Percy Wall described his [colliery] institute as a "blatantly utilitarian" building with a "square cemented front" an...Percy Wall Herbert George WellsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Percy Wall described his [colliery] institute as a "blatantly utilitarian" building with a "square cemented front" an...Percy Wall William Wymark JacobsPrint: Book
1800-1849'6/11/1830 - I have just read the speeches of our Parliament in the Journal des Debats. How entirely I agree with Lord...Amelia Opie VariousJournal des DebatsPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'[During the Great Depression] "Thousands used the Public Library for the first time", recalled itinerant labourer Joh...John Brown George Bernard ShawPrint: Book
1900-1945'[During the Great Depression] "Thousands used the Public Library for the first time", recalled itinerant labourer Joh...John Brown Friedrich EngelsPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Jack Ashley] was less prepared for Ruskin [College] than most of the students, having read only two books since leav...Jack Ashley Thomas HobbesPrint: Book
1800-1849"4/2/1845 - I have read two volumes (the last two, I think) of Lord Malmesbury's Diaries, and with intense interest. I...Amelia Opie James HarrisDiariesPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Jack Ashley] was less prepared for Ruskin [College] than most of the students, having read only two books since leav...Jack Ashley Jean Jacques RousseauPrint: Book
1900-1945'Attending Oxford on a Cassel scholarship, John Allaway found that his WEA training, far from fitting him into a unive...John Allaway Alfred MarshallPrint: Book
1900-1945'Attending Oxford on a Cassel scholarship, John Allaway found that his WEA training, far from fitting him into a unive...John Allaway J.A. HobsonPrint: Book
1900-1945'Attending Oxford on a Cassel scholarship, John Allaway found that his WEA training, far from fitting him into a unive...John Allaway John Maynard KeynesPrint: Book
1700-1799?At home, she read with her mother, from Madame de Genlis and from William Hayley.?Amelia Opie Mme de GenlisPrint: Book
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'The novels of Scott and Dickens had long been her favourite reading, but of late years she had become interested in t...Amelia Opie Charles Dickens[novels]Print: Book
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'The novels of Scott and Dickens had long been her favourite reading, but of late years she had become interested in t...Amelia Opie Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'For Dunfermline housepainter James Clunie, Das Kapital and the Wealth of Nations both demonstrated that industrialism...James Clunie Adam SmithWealth of NationsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Taxi driver Herbert Hodge...knew that years on the dole only produced apathy, and that out of work men wanted practic...Herbert Hodge Henri-Louis BergsonPrint: Book
1900-1945'Taxi driver Herbert Hodge...knew that years on the dole only produced apathy, and that out-of-work men wanted practic...Herbert Hodge Friedrich NietzschePrint: Book
1900-1945'Taxi driver Herbert Hodge...knew that years on the dole only produced apathy, and that out-of-work men wanted practic...Herbert Hodge Bertrand RussellPrint: Book
1900-1945'Taxi driver Herbert Hodge...knew that years on the dole only produced apathy, and that out-of-work men wanted practic...Herbert Hodge Herbert SpencerPrint: Book
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to Robert Southey, 16 March 1837: 'At the first perusal of your letter I felt only shame, and regret ...Charlotte Bronte Robert Southeyletter to Charlotte BronteManuscript: Letter
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Charlotte Bronte to Charles Cuthbert Southey, 26 August 1850, regarding possible publication of letters between hersel...Charlotte Bronte Robert and Charlotte Southey and BrontelettersManuscript: Letter
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Charlotte Bronte to Charles Cuthbert Southey, 26 August 1850: ' ... the perusal of his [Robert Southey's] "Life and Co...Charlotte Bronte Robert SoutheyLife and CorrespondenceUnknown
1900-1945'Ewan McColl remembered his father, a Communist ironfounder, as someone who was always giving him secondhand books. He...Ewan McColl Fyodor DostoevskyPrint: Book
1900-1945'By [age fifteen] [Ewan] McColl had also read Engels's The Peasant War in Germany and The Origins of the Family'.Ewan McColl Friedrich EngelsThe Peasant War in GermanyPrint: Book
1900-1945'By [age fifteen] [Ewan] McColl had also read Engels's The Peasant War in Germany and The Origins of the Family'.Ewan McColl Friedrich EngelsThe Origin of the Family, Private Property and the StatePrint: Book
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 2 April 1841: 'If you think I'm going to refuse your invitation ... you're mistaken ...Charlotte Bronte Ellen NusseyNote inviting Charlotte Bronte on visitManuscript: Letter
1850-1899'Next to Robinson Crusoe, Rider liked the Arabian Nights, The Three Musketeers and the poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Ma...Henry Rider Haggard Alexandre Dumas (pere)The Three MusketeersPrint: Book
1850-1899'Next to Robinson Crusoe, Rider liked the Arabian Nights, The Three Musketeers and the poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Ma...Henry Rider Haggard Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd George Bernard ShawPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Herbert George WellsPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd John GalsworthyPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Henrik IbsenGhostsPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Henrik IbsenA Doll's HousePrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Benjamin DisraeliSybilPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Elizabeth GaskellMary BartonPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Alfred Lord TennysonThe PrincessPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd Robert BurnsPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Helen Crawfurd] derived lessons in socialism and feminism from Carlyle, Shaw, Wells, Galsworthy, Arnold Bennett, Ibs...Helen Crawfurd George (Amantine Lucille Aurore) Sand (Dupin)Print: Book
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to G. H. Lewes, 12 January 1848: 'What induced you to say that you would rather have written "Pride &...Charlotte Bronte George Henry LewesletterManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to G. H. Lewes, 12 January 1848: 'What induced you to say that you would rather have written "Pride &...Charlotte Bronte Jane AustenPride and PrejudicePrint: Book
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte postscript to letter to William Smith Williams, 12 May 1848: 'I find -- on glancing over yours, that ...Charlotte Bronte William Smith Williamsletter to Charlotte BronteManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 22 November 1848: 'I put your most friendly letter [recommending homeopath...Charlotte Bronte William Smith WilliamsletterManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 22 November 1848: 'I put your most friendly letter [recommending homeopath...Emily Bronte William Smith WilliamsletterManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 29 March 1849: 'I read your kind note to Anne and she wishes me to thank you sincere...Charlotte Bronte Ellen NusseynoteManuscript: Letter
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 10 January 1850: 'I have received and perused the "Edinburgh Review" [cont...Charlotte Bronte George Henry LewesReview of Charlotte Bronte, ShirleyPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 12 April 1850: 'The perusal of Southey's "Life" has lately afforded me muc...Charlotte Bronte Robert SoutheyLifePrint: Book
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 12 April 1850: 'The perusal of Southey's "Life" has lately afforded me muc...Charlotte Bronte Jane AustenEmmaPrint: Book
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to Mrs Smith (mother of her publisher George Smith), 17 April 1851: 'Before I received your note, I w...Charlotte Bronte Mrs SmithNote to Charlotte BronteManuscript: Letter
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to James Taylor, 6 November 1850: 'I have just finished reading the "Life of Dr Arnold", but now when...Charlotte Bronte Arthur Penrhyn StanleyLife of Dr ArnoldPrint: Book
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to James Taylor, 1 February 1851: 'Have you yet read Miss Martineau's and Mr Atkinson's new work "Let...Charlotte Bronte Harriet and H. G. Martineau and AtkinsonLetters on the Laws of Man's Nature and DevelopmentPrint: Book
1850-1899Charlotte Bronte to Elizabeth Gaskell, 12 January 1853, regarding timings of publications of her and Gaskell's new wor...Charlotte Bronte Elizabeth GaskellRuthPrint: Book
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Patrick Bronte to Elizabeth Gaskell, June 1853, regarding Gaskell's planned visit to Haworth: 'From what I have heard ...Patrick Bronte Elizabeth GaskellnovelsPrint: Book
1800-1849 'After an arduous str[uggle] with sundry historians of grea[t and] small renown I sit down to answer the much-valued ...Thomas Carlyle various[histories]Print: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849I suppose I had read Hume's England when I wrote last; and I need not repeat my opinion of it. My perusal of the cont...Thomas Carlyle Tobias SmollettHistory of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799Joseph Croswell, journal of readings: "'In the evening realized some [spiritual] quickenings in reading the believer's...Joseph Croswell Mr. Erskine[spiritual autobiography]Unknown
1700-1799Joseph Croswell, journal of readings: "'In the evening realized some [spiritual] quickenings in reading the believer's...Joseph Croswell Mr. ErskineUnknown
1900-1945'Once a month when [Jack Jones's] duties took him to Cardiff, he would exchange twelve to twenty books and take them h...Jack Jones Leo Tolstoy[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Once a month when [Jack Jones's] duties took him to Cardiff, he would exchange twelve to twenty books and take them h...Jack Jones Fyodor Dostoevsky[most works]Print: Book
1900-1945[Communist activists often displayed hostility to literature, including Willie Gallacher. However his 'hostility to li...William Gallacher Robert Burns[poetry]Print: Book
1900-1945[Communist activists often displayed hostility to literature, including Willie Gallacher. However his 'hostility to li...William Gallacher Walter Scott[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[Communist activists often displayed hostility to literature, including Willie Gallacher. However his 'hostility to li...William Gallacher Elizabeth Gaskell[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[Communist activists often displayed hostility to literature, including Willie Gallacher. However his 'hostility to li...William Gallacher Charles DickensOliver TwistPrint: Book
1900-1945[Communist activists often displayed hostility to literature, including Willie Gallacher. However his 'hostility to li...William Gallacher Charles DickensLittle DorritPrint: Book
1900-1945'London hatter Frederick Willis asserted that [Frank Richards's stories in the Gem and Magnet] taught him to be "very ...Frederick Willis Frank Richards[stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'London hatter Frederick Willis asserted that [Frank Richards' stories in the Gem and Magnet] 'taught him to be "very ...Frederick Willis Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Edward Ezard admitted that he and his friends read the Gem and Magnet for "the public school glamour". They thoroughl...Edward Ezard Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945Edward Ezard admitted that he and his friends read the Gem and Magnet for "the public school glamour". They thoroughly...Edward Ezard Frank Richards[stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'For Paul Fletcher, a colliery winder's son in a Lancashire mining town, the Magnet's appeal lay precisely in that "co...Paul Fletcher Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'A.J. Mills, a charlady's son, recalled that his teachers made a pathetic attempt to teach an honour system but "the n...A.J. Mills Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945[Lionel Fraser dreamt unfulfilledly of Oxbridge]: 'Whatever resentment he may have felt was mollified by the Gem and M...Lionel Fraser Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945[Lionel Fraser dreamt unfulfilledly of Oxbridge]: 'Whatever resentment he may have felt was mollified by the Gem and M...Lionel Fraser Frank Richards[stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Charwoman's son Bryan Forbes "devoured every word, believed every word" of the Magnet and Gem, "surrendering to a wor...Bryan Forbes Frank Richards[stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Charwoman's son Bryan Forbes "devoured every word, believed every word" of the Magnet and Gem, "surrendering to a wor...Bryan Forbes Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Louis Battye, the spastic child of former millworkers, was at first utterly bewildered by the Gem and Magnet, because...Louis Battye Frank Richards[stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Louis Battye, the spastic child of former millworkers, was at first utterly bewildered by the Gem and Magnet, because...Louis Battye Frank Richards[stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'V.S. Pritchett furtively devoured the Gem and Magnet with a compositor's son: both adopted Greyfriars nicknames and s...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Frank Richards[school stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'V.S. Pritchett furtively devoured the Gem and Magnet with a compositor's son: both adopted Greyfriars nicknames and s...Victor Sawdon Pritchett Frank Richards[school stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Amy Gomm, an electrician's daughter, discovered the erotics of the text in some old Gems and Magnets she found in a c...Amy Gomm Frank Richards[school stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Amy Gomm, an electrician's daughter, discovered the erotics of the text in some old Gems and Magnets she found in a c...Amy Gomm Frank Richards[school stories in the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'After Dennis Marsden won an exhibition to St Catherine's College, Cambridge his parents, solid Labour supporters, "fo...Frank Richards[school stories in the Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'After Dennis Marsden won an exhibition to St Catherine's College, Cambridge his parents, solid Labour supporters, "fo...Thomas HughesTom Brown's School DaysPrint: Book
1900-1945'Walter Citrine won, as a Sunday School prize, a volume of school stories from the Captain, including one by P.G. Wode...Walter Citrine Pelham Grenville Wodehouse[short school story]Print: Book
1900-1945'George Scott left school and the boys' weeklies behind at fifteen: in barely a year he had absorbed enough Shaw, Well...George Scott George Bernard Shaw[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'George Scott left school and the boys' weeklies behind at fifteen: in barely a year he had absorbed enough Shaw, Well...George Scott Herbert George Wells[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'George Scott left school and the boys' weeklies behind at fifteen: in barely a year he had absorbed enough Shaw, Well...George Scott John Rodrigo Dos Passos[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'George Scott left school and the boys' weeklies behind at fifteen: in barely a year he had absorbed enough Shaw, Well...George Scott John Steinbeck[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Hymie Fagan, an East End Jewish Communist, picked up public school ethics from the Gem, the Magnet and the stories of...Hymie Fagan Frank Richards[school stories in The Magnet]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Hymie Fagan, an East End Jewish Communist, picked up public school ethics from the Gem, the Magnet and the stories of...Hymie Fagan Frank Richards[school stories in The Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'As a boy Percy Wall adored the "Magnet", the "Boy's Own Paper", and G.A. Henty novels... [Later] While he read Henty ...Percy Wall Richard Brinsley Sheridan (pen name? in any case, not the 18th c playwright)The Filipino MartyrsPrint: Book
1700-1799Frances Burney at seventeen observes that she is about "to charm myself for the third time with poor Sterne's 'Sentime...Frances Burney Laurence SterneA Sentimental JourneyPrint: Book
1700-1799'In 1768, Burney read in rapid succession Elizabeth and Richard Griffith's "A Series of Genuine Letters between Henry ...Frances Burney Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
1700-1799'In 1768, Burney read in rapid succession Elizabeth and Richard Griffith's "A Series of Genuine Letters between Henry ...Frances Burney Samuel JohnsonRasselasPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Frances] Burney's little diary of "Consolatory Extracts Daily collected or read in my extremity of Grief at the sudd...Frances Burney Anne-Louise-Germaine baronne de Stael-Holstein
1800-1849On Frances Burney d'Arblay's married life in France: 'With affection and friendship, the pleaseures of attending the t...D'Arblay familyAlain Le SageGil BlasPrint: Book
1900-1945'No national commentator sympathised with working-class culture so well as Wilfred Pickles, BBC newsreader and stonema...Wilfred Pickles John Keats[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'No national commentator sympathised with working-class culture so well as Wilfred Pickles, BBC newsreader and stonema...Wilfred Pickles Percy Bysshe Shelley[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'No national commentator sympathised with working-class culture so well as Wilfred Pickles, BBC newsreader and stonema...Wilfred Pickles George Bernard Shaw[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'No national commentator sympathised with working-class culture so well as Wilfred Pickles, BBC newsreader and stonema...Wilfred Pickles John Galsworthy[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'James Hanley's workmates laughed when he taught himself French by reading the Mercure de France...Working the night s...James Hanley Hermann Sudermann[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'James Hanley's workmates laughed when he taught himself French by reading the Mercure de France...Working the night s...James Hanley Henrik Ibsen[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'James Hanley's workmates laughed when he taught himself French by reading the Mercure de France...Working the night s...James Hanley August Strindberg[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'James Hanley's workmates laughed when he taught himself French by reading the Mercure de France...Working the night s...James Hanley Miguel de CervantesDon QuixotePrint: Book
1900-1945'...he had read so much of de Maupassant, and had admired him for so many years, that probably his manner and his con...Arnold Bennett Guy de MaupassantBel-AmiPrint: Book
1900-1945'When he reread "Une Vie", in March 1908, he could find faults, but they were irrelevant to the work that had been don...Arnold Bennett Guy de MaupassantUne ViePrint: Book
1900-1945[Harry Burton recalled' "we wallowed in Eric and St Winifred's and other school stories, especially Talbot Baines Reed...Harry Burton Frank Richards[School Stories in the Magnet and the Gem]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Since they filled those gaps [in historical and geographical knowledge], classic travel books could produce the same ...Alexander Somerville George AnsonA Voyage Round the WorldPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'A more recent influence was Huysmans' "Les Soeurs Vatards", a novel about artisan life in a lace-maker's atelier in P...Arnold Bennett Joris Karl HuysmansLes Soeurs VatardsPrint: Book
1800-1849'A Scottish flax dresser gained his "first or incipient idea of localities and distances" when he was assigned to read..."Jacques", a flax dresser George AnsonA Voyage Round the WorldPrint: Book
1900-1945'. . . her short stories, 'The Little Karoo', all set in the South Africa of her childhood, were widely admired and ar...Arnold Bennett Pauline SmithThe Little KarooPrint: Book
1900-1945'Bennett had read "Ann Veronica", which Wells had sent him that October with an inscription "The Young Mistress's Tale...Arnold Bennett H. G. WellsAnn VeronicaPrint: Book
1900-1945'. . . his reading of that remarkable book, "When I was a Child, Recollections of an Old Potter"'.Arnold Bennett William ShawWhen I was a Child, Recollections of an Old PotterPrint: Book
1850-1899"Winnie Seerbohm, who left Newnham College, Cambridge in November 1885 after only one term's study, suffered from what...Winnie Seerbohm John RuskinThe Stones of VenicePrint: Book
1850-1899'Pupils at Queen's College remembered the puritanical standards imposed by Owen Breen, English and Elocution Professor...English class, Queen's CollegeRichard Brinsley SheridanPrint: Book
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'Reading aloud from "Cranford" one evening ... [Mary Crawford Fraser's] aunt [Elizabeth Sewell] came to a sudden full ...Elizabeth Sewell Elizabeth GaskellCranfordPrint: Book
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'Mary Crawford Fraser recalled how a contemporary at the boarding-school run by her aunt, with a background in trade, ...Rosie Elizabeth GaskellCranfordPrint: Book
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'Annabel Huth Jackson recalls the impact of a copy of Swinburne's "Poems and Ballads" at Cheltenham Ladies' College: "...Pupils at Cheltenham Ladies' CollegeAlgernon SwinburnePoems and BalladsPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Walter ScottOld MortalityPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Walter BesantTo Call Her MinePrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Walter BesantKatherine ReginaPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Walter BesantSelf or BearerPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles DickensThe Cricket on the HearthPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles KingsleyHypatiaPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...John RuskinSesame and LiliesPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
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Sybil Lubbock remembers ... the reading which prefaced Christmas: as she and her sister embroidered their father's sli...Walter ScottThe TalismanPrint: Book
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Sybil Lubbock remembers ... the reading which prefaced Christmas: as she and her sister embroidered their father's sli...Walter ScottQuentin DurwardPrint: Book
1850-1899'One of the daughters of Florence Barclay, a writer of popular fiction ... recounts how her mother used, in the 1880s,...Florence Barclay Hans Christian AndersenFairy TalesPrint: Book
1850-1899'One of the daughters of Florence Barclay, a writer of popular fiction ... recounts how her mother used, in the 1880s,...Florence Barclay Walter ScottPrint: Book
1800-1849'Writing an addendum entitled "The Interruptions" to the copious journal which she kept in the early 1830s, Emily Shor...Emily Shore and motherJoshua ReynoldsDiscourses on ArtPrint: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Sewell ... remembered her mother in the 1820s reading aloud Anson's "Voyages", Lempriere's "Tour to Morocco"...George AnsonVoyage Round the WorldPrint: Book
1850-1899'Lillian Faithfull (b. c.1860) recalls her mother reading widely and thoroughly, making careful annotations, no day be...Lillian Faithfull and motherJohn SeeleyEcce HomoPrint: Book
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'When she was thirteen or fourteen, [Constance] Maynard's businessman father used to read Monier Williams on the relig...Henry Maynard Monier Williamswork/s on Eastern religionsPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [13-to-14-year-old Constance Maynard's] most intimate contact with reading .. took place ... in a secluded corne...Constance Maynard Alfred TennysonpoetryPrint: Book
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Octavia Hill found "Tom Brown's Schooldays" 'one of the noblest works I have read' ...Octavia Hill Thomas HughesTom Brown's SchooldaysPrint: Book
1850-1899'["In A Nursery in the Nineties" (1935)] Eleanor Farjeon (b.1881) ... recreates her identificatory enthusiam as she re...Eleanor Farjeon Alexandre DumasThe Three MusketeersPrint: Book
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'... [Dorothea Beale] learnt to love Shakespeare through her father reading it aloud ...'William ShakespearePrint: Book
1800-1849In ... [a] letter to Maria Lewis, of September 1840 ... [George Eliot] enthusiastically advised her to 'recommend to a...George Eliot [pseud] Sarah LewisWoman's MissionPrint: Book
1850-1899'As a child in the late 1860s and 1870s, the books ... [Florence White] used to read were "The Wide, Wide World", "Que...Florence White Maria CharlesworthMinistering ChildrenPrint: Book
1850-1899'Lucy Lyttelton ... continued reading as avidly as ever after her marriage to Lord Frederick Cavendish, although she s...Lord and Lady CavendishCharles KingsleyWestward Ho!Print: Book
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'Lucy Cavendish's diary, kept both before and after her marriage, provides one of the fullest accounts we have of the ...Lucy Lyttelton William ShakespearePrint: Unknown
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'Lucy Cavendish's diary, kept both before and after her marriage, provides one of the fullest accounts we have of the ...Lucy Lyttelton Walter ScottPrint: Unknown
1850-1899Joan Evans, "Prelude and Fugue: An Autobiography" (1964): 'One of my few conscious naughtinesses after I had attained ...Joan Evans Alfred TennysonpoetryPrint: Book
1850-1899'Mary Paley Marshall ... one of Newnham's first students, recalls her father in the 1860s reading aloud "The Arabian N...Thomas Paley Jonathan SwiftGulliver's TravelsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Mary Paley Marshall ... one of Newnham's first students, recalls her father in the 1860s reading aloud "The Arabian N...Thomas Paley William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'Mary Paley Marshall ... one of Newnham's first students, recalls her father in the 1860s reading aloud "The Arabian N...Thomas Paley Walter ScottnovelsPrint: Book
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Mary Paley Marshall, "What I Remember" (1947), on family ban on Dickens: 'I was grown up before I read "David Copperfi...Mary Paley Marshall Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1850-1899' ...[Lady Frances Balfour] was forbidden to read the second volume of ... [Uncle Tom's Cabin] "but human nature canno...Lady Frances Balfour Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
1850-1899'H. M. Swanwick, in the late 1870s, absorbed what she could from any available scientific books and medical journals, ...Helena Maria Lucy Swanwick William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899"Forbidden David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Vicar of Wakefield ... [H. M. Swanwick] re...H. M. Swanwick Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Unknown
1850-1899"Forbidden David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Vicar of Wakefield ... [H. M. Swanwick] re...H. M. Swanwick Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Unknown
1850-1899"Forbidden David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Vicar of Wakefield ... [H. M. Swanwick] re...H. M. Swanwick Walter ScottThe Heart of MidlothianPrint: Book
1850-1899"Forbidden David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Vicar of Wakefield ... [H. M. Swanwick] re...H. M. Swanwick Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
1850-1899"Forbidden David Copperfield, Bleak House, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Vicar of Wakefield ... [H. M. Swanwick] re...H. M. Swanwick Dante Gabriel Rossettipoems including JennyPrint: Book
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"Mary Stocks (b. 1891) recorded how her Aunt Tiddy made great efforts to preserve her and her siblings from 'indelicac...Tiddy Alfred Tennysonpoems including The RevengePrint: Book
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"Mary Stocks (b. 1891) recorded how her Aunt Tiddy made great efforts to preserve her and her siblings from 'indelicac...Mary Stocks and siblingsAlfred Tennysonpoems including The RevengePrint: Book
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"Prior to ... [her] marriage [in 1911], [Marie Stopes's] only sexual knowledge came from reading Browning, Swinburne, ...Marie Stopes Algernon SwinburnePrint: Book
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"Prior to ... [her] marriage [in 1911], [Marie Stopes's] only sexual knowledge came from reading Browning, Swinburne, ...Marie Stopes William ShakespeareSonnetsPrint: Book
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"Prior to ... [her] marriage [in 1911], [Marie Stopes's] only sexual knowledge came from reading Browning, Swinburne, ...Marie Stopes William ShakespeareVenus and AdonisPrint: Book
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"Vera Brittain's far from bookish home contained, in addition to the yellow-back novels which formed the main staple o...Vera Brittain Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
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"... [the young Cicely Hamilton] found a dusty copy of Eugene Sue's Juif Errant in a cupboard and with the aid of a di...Cicely Hammill Eugene SueJuif ErrantPrint: Book
1900-1945'In January he had read Wells's 'The New Machieavelli' . . .[sic]'Arnold Bennett H. G. WellsNew Machiavelli, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'When it rained, Bennett stayed in the cabin and read Dostoevsky.'Arnold Bennett Fyodor DostoyevskyunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899"Cicely Hamilton, who had read all of Scott by the time she was eleven, wrote that one of his short stories, 'The Tape...Cicely Hamilton Walter ScottWorks including The Tapestry ChamberPrint: Book
1850-1899Deborah Epstein Nord, The Apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb (1985) noted as "especially interesting ... in its discussio...Beatrice Webb George SandHistoire de ma viePrint: Book
1850-1899Deborah Epstein Nord, The Apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb (1985) noted as "especially interesting ... in its discussio...Beatrice Webb William WordsworthThe PreludePrint: Book
1800-1849" ... it was whilst at a frivolous, rote-learning girls' school that ... [Frances Power Cobbe] developed her determine...Frances Power Cobbe Edmund SpenserThe Faerie QueenePrint: Book
1800-1849" ... it was whilst at a frivolous, rote-learning girls' school that ... [Frances Power Cobbe] developed her determine...Frances Power Cobbe Torquato TassoGerusalemme LiberataPrint: Book
1800-1849"... [the young Frances Power Cobbe] ... read, in what translations were ... accessible, in Eastern sacred philosophy,...Frances Power Cobbe Sir William JonesInstitutes of MenuPrint: Book
1800-1849"... [the young Frances Power Cobbe] ... read, in what translations were ... accessible, in Eastern sacred philosophy,...Frances Power Cobbe Diogenes LaertiusPrint: Book
1800-1849"Deist" and "heathen" authors studied by the young Frances Power Cobbe: "Gibbon, Hume, Tindal, Collins, and Voltaire ....Frances Power Cobbe CollinsPrint: Book
1800-1849"Deist" and "heathen" authors studied by the young Frances Power Cobbe: "Gibbon, Hume, Tindal, Collins, and Voltaire ....Frances Power Cobbe Marcus AureliusPrint: Book
1850-1899"At home, after leaving school in 1857 ... [Louisa Martindale's] reading was, at first, chiefly the Bible. On 16 Septe...Louisa Martindale SymingtonPrint: Book
1850-1899"At home, after leaving school in 1857 ... [Louisa Martindale's] reading was, at first, chiefly the Bible. On 16 Septe...Louisa Martindale Mrs JamesonCharacteristics of WomenPrint: Book
1850-1899" .... when ... [Mark Pattison] ... met [Mrs Humphry Ward] as a girl of sixteen ... she was familiar ... with certain ...Mary Augusta Arnold John RuskinModern PaintersPrint: Book
1900-1945Early reading of Joan Evans noted as having included Salomon Reinach, Orpheus: A History of Religions; Jane Harrison, ...Joan Evans Jane HarrisonProlegomena to the Study of Greek ReligionPrint: Book
1800-1849" ... Elizabeth Sewell's consumption of 'modern' works in the late 1820s and 1830s, she records [in her autobiography]...Elizabeth Sewell Walter ScottPrint: Book
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"Rocking her brother in his cradle ... [Marianne Farningham] was reading from the Sailor's Magazine and came across 't...Marianne Farningham Felicia HemansThe Better LandPrint: Serial / periodical
"Enid Starkie claimed that reading Francis Thompson's 'The Hound of Heaven' when she was ten made her feel as though s...Enid Starkie Francis ThompsonThe Hound of HeavenPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'... [Margaret Cole's] reading at Girton in the early twentieth century influenced her development as a Socialist ... ...Margaret Cole J. A. HobsonThe Science of WealthPrint: Book
1900-1945"... [Margaret Cole's] reading at Girton in the early twentieth century influenced her development as a Socialist ... ...Margaret Cole H. G. WellsNew Worlds for OldPrint: Book
1900-1945"... [Margaret Cole's] reading at Girton in the early twentieth century influenced her development as a Socialist ... ...Margaret Cole H. G. WellsThe First Men in the MoonPrint: Book
1900-1945"[in her autobiography Growing up Into Revolution (1949), Margaret Cole] conveys the combination of amusement and deli...Margaret Cole and Girton contemporariesGeorge Bernard ShawPrint: Unknown
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"Alice Foley's father was an often drunk, sometimes violent Irish factory worker in Bolton, but when 'in sober mood, h...anon Charles DickensnovelsPrint: Book
1850-1899"One windfall came [to Hannah Mitchell] from a passing walker, who asked if the family liked reading poetry. Although...Hannah Mitchell William WordsworthpoemsPrint: Book
1800-1849" ... Barbara Bodichon ... used to remember with delight the books whch James Buchanan, their father's friend and thei...James Buchanan Emanuel SwedenborgPrint: Book
1850-1899"'At a critical juncture', as she put it [in her autobiography] ... [Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence] read a novel which app...Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence Walter BesantChildren of GibeonPrint: Book
1850-1899"Before she came into contact with Suffragism ... [Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence] felt her political outlook ... had been ...Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence William MorrispoetryPrint: Unknown
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"Mary Brown ... wrote in her Memories that "'I asked a Lancashire working woman what she thought of Story of an Afri...anon Olive SchreinerThe Story of an African FarmPrint: Book
1850-1899"Emmeline Pankhurst (b. 1858) emphasized the value of her childhood reading in forming her guiding principles. Uncle ...Emmeline Pankhurst Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
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' ... [The Viscountess Rhondda] recounts the difficulty she had in acquiring ... Havelock Ellis's Psychology of Sex: e...Viscountess Rhondda Havelock EllisThe Psychology of SexPrint: Book
1900-1945"In Holloway ... ['General' Drummond] read Jane Porter's The Scottish Chiefs and Samuel Smiles's Life and Labour."General Drummond Samuel SmilesLIfe and LabourPrint: Book
1900-1945"Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence wrote of having read Shakespeare's history plays whilst in prison [as suffragette] ..."Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence William ShakespeareHistory playsPrint: Book
1800-1849I have been principally engaged this day studying at an encyclopaedia by Nicholson, six octavo [volumes], a book sent ...Adam Mackie NicholsonEncyclopaediaPrint: Book
1800-1849At Kirk as usual. Spent the rest of the day and evening reading Addison's Evidences of the Christian ReligionAdam Mackie Joseph AddisonEvidences of the Christian ReligionPrint: Book
1800-1849Had no company. Passed the afternoon reading part of Boston's Fourfold State.Adam Mackie Thomas BostonHuman Nature in its Fourfold StatePrint: Book
1800-1849Was engaged this forenoon sorting some lint yarn, and all the rest of my spare time reading [Guy] ManneringAdam Mackie Walter ScottGuy Mannering, or the AstrologerPrint: Book
1800-1849I have been in the shop all day and during the intervals of business reading Scott's novel of RedgauntletAdam Mackie Walter ScottRedgauntletPrint: Book
1800-1849I continue in the shop; am occupying my spare time reading Scott's novel of the Abbot. The subject is cheifly on the m...Adam Mackie Walter ScottThe AbbotPrint: Book
1800-1849I have been engaged this day posting my shop books etc. during my spare time reading a novel- The Pirate [Scott]Adam Mackie Walter ScottThe PiratePrint: Book
1800-1849Reading Scott's Tales of My Landlord. Consists of the prosecutions and slaughters by the Military [of] Covenanters in ...Adam Mackie Walter ScottTales of My LandlordPrint: Book
1800-1849Employed myself reading Constables Miscellany- voyages, mutinies and shipwrecks in the Southern OceanAdam Mackie Archibald ConstableMiscellanyPrint: Book
1850-1899'The celebrated singer Sir Harry Lauder, when he was still a mineworker, acquired a fair knowledge of American history...Harry Lauder Robert Burns[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'The celebrated singer Sir Harry Lauder, when he was still a mineworker, acquired a fair knowledge of American history...Harry Lauder Walter Scott[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in a family that read newspapers only for sport and scandal, Vernon Scannell knew all the great prize figh...Vernon Scannell Siegfried Sassoon[war poems]Print: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in a family that read newspapers only for sport and scandal, Vernon Scannell knew all the great prize figh...Vernon Scannell Robert GravesGoodbye to All ThatPrint: Book
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[review of the novel. Noted but not reproduced by the editor]Ellen Weeton Anne Louise Stael-HolsteinCorinna, or ItalyPrint: Book
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'Books lately read' Lord Chesterfield's Letters to his son, 4 vols. It has been said of these letters... The first an...Ellen Weeton Philip Dormer StanhopeLetters written by the Late Right Honourable PhiliPrint: Book
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Lessons of a Governess to her Pupils by Madame de Silery- Brulart (formerly Countess de Genlis) 3 vols. For further re...Ellen Weeton Stephanie de Genlis BrulartLessons of a Governess to Her PupilsPrint: Book
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I read very seldom indeed having in the first place but very little time for it... and in the second place, Mr & Mrs A...Ellen Weeton David BrewsterThe Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Conducted by D. BrewsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Though miners' MP Robert Smillie surreptitiously gorged on Dick Turpin and Three Fingered Jack as a boy, they... "led...Robert Smillie William ShakespeareSonnetsPrint: Book
1850-1899'Though miners' MP Robert Smillie surreptitiously gorged on Dick Turpin and Three Fingered Jack as a boy, they... "led...Robert Smillie Robert Burns[poems]Print: Book
1850-1899'Though miners' MP Robert Smillie surreptitiously gorged on Dick Turpin and Three Fingered Jack as a boy, they... "led...Robert Smillie Walter Scott[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Though miners' MP Robert Smillie surreptitiously gorged on Dick Turpin and Three Fingered Jack as a boy, they... "led...Robert Smillie Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'"[Penny dreadfuls] were thrilling, absolutely without sex interest, and of a high moral standard", explained London h...Frederick Willis George Bernard ShawPrint: Book
1850-1899'"[Penny dreadfuls] were thrilling, absolutely without sex interest, and of a high moral standard", explained London h...Frederick Willis Herbert George WellsPrint: Book
1850-1899'"[Penny dreadfuls] were thrilling, absolutely without sex interest, and of a high moral standard", explained London h...Frederick Willis Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'"[Penny dreadfuls] were thrilling, absolutely without sex interest, and of a high moral standard", explained London h...Frederick Willis William ShakespearePrint: Book
1850-1899'Children's Papers could lead readers to great literature in more direct ways. As Willis noted, "Union Jack" serialise...Frederick Willis Walter Scott[various works, abridged]Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Barber John Paton remembered that the "Boys' Friend" "ran a serial which was an enormously exciting tale of Alba's op...John Paton William Hickling Prescott[Spanish history]Print: Book
1850-1899'Barber John Paton remembered that the "Boys' Friend" "ran a serial which was an enormously exciting tale of Alba's op...John Paton Christian Matthias Theodor MommsenHistory of RomePrint: Book
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'East End socialist Walter Southgate remembered that Dick Turpin and Buffalo Bill stories "were condemned by our teach...Walter Southgate Walter Scott[Waverley Novels]Print: Book
'As a boy George Acorn [an] East Londoner, read "all sorts and conditions of books from 'Penny Bloods' to George Eliot...George Acorn George Eliot [pseud]Print: Book
'As a boy George Acorn [an] East Londoner, read "all sorts and conditions of books from 'Penny Bloods' to George Eliot...George Acorn Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1900-1945'Weaver-novelist William Holt extolled the standard greats ("Noble Carlyle; virtuous Tolstoi; wise Bacon; jolly Rabela...William Holt Leo TolstoyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Weaver-novelist William Holt extolled the standard greats ("Noble Carlyle; virtuous Tolstoi; wise Bacon; jolly Rabela...William Holt Francois RabelaisPrint: Book
1900-1945'Weaver-novelist William Holt extolled the standard greats ("Noble Carlyle; virtuous Tolstoi; wise Bacon; jolly Rabela...William Holt Johann Christoph Friedrich von SchillerPrint: Book
1800-1849'Lancashire millworker Ben Brierley read penny fairy tales and horror stories as a boy, but they did not contribute to...Ben Brierley Robert BurnsPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Edwin] Whitlock... borrowed books from a schoolmaster and from neighbours: "Most of them would now be considered ver...Edwin Whitlock Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'[Edwin] Whitlock... borrowed books from a schoolmaster and from neighbours: "Most of them would now be considered ver...Edwin Whitlock Walter Scott[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'[Edwin] Whitlock... borrowed books from a schoolmaster and from neighbours: "Most of them would now be considered ver...Edwin Whitlock Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) fo...Michael Stapleton Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan and the Jewels of OphirPrint: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) fo...Michael Stapleton William PrescottHIstory of the Conquest of PeruPrint: Book
1900-1945'James Williams admitted that, growing up in rural Wales, "I'd read anything rather than not read at all. I read a gre...James Williams Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'James Williams admitted that, growing up in rural Wales, "I'd read anything rather than not read at all. I read a gre...James Williams Walter ScottPrint: Book
1900-1945'James Williams admitted that, growing up in rural Wales, "I'd read anything rather than not read at all. I read a gre...James Williams William PrescottConquest of Peru, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'James Williams admitted that, growing up in rural Wales, "I'd read anything rather than not read at all. I read a gre...James Williams William PrescottConquest of Mexico, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849And here I am on a wet Sunday looking out of a damned large bow window at the rain as it falls into the puddles opposi...Charles Dickens Henry Torrens [Sir]Field exercises and evolutions of the armyPrint: Book
1800-1849Scott probably knew de Stael, he was certainly acquainted with her work, friends, lifestyle etc. Here is a brief excer...John Scott Anne-Louise-Germaine de StaelConsiderations sur les Principaux Evenements de laPrint: Book
1800-1849I send you by George (who in Fred?s absence on business, is kind enough to be the bearer of this) the volume which con...Charles Dickens Samuel JohnsonAn account of the life of Mr. Richard SavagePrint: Book
1800-1849'We think he is mistaken in every respect. His work does not teach the human heart, but insults it...His precepts are ...John Scott Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe CenciPrint: Book
1800-1849I am glad you like The Black Veil. I think that the title is a good one, because it is uncommon, and does not impair t...John Macrone Charles DickensThe Black VeilPrint: Unknown
1800-1849Elizabeth Segel, in "'As the Twig is Bent ...': Gender and Childhood Reading," notes that Mary Ann Evans began reading...Mary Ann Evans Walter ScottPrint: Book
David Bleich, "Gender Interests in Reading and Language": "I first 'understood' Wordsworth when I heard his poetry rea...Jonathan Wordsworth William WordsworthpoetryUnknown
1800-1849Marginal comments throughout the text, generally of the format of a key word within the text being indicated with a cr...John Drummond Erskine Adam DicksonAn essay on the causes of the present high price of provisions, as connected with the luxury, currency, taxes, and national debtPrint: Book
1800-1849'It must be labour that makes things valuable Princes & Lords may flourish and may fade But a bold Peasantry, the Coun...Robert Sharp Oliver GoldsmithThe Deserted VillagePrint: Book
1800-1849'I have read over the "History of Chivalry", it really is true to the title page as nothing but Chivalry can befound i...Robert Sharp Charles MillsThe History of Chivalry; or Knighthood and Its TimPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been reading Boswell's Life of Johnson which is very entertaining; I never saw Johnson's Journey to the Hebrid...Robert Sharp James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Recd a parcel from William last night. I was at the time reading Boswell's Life of Johnson, but it was immediately la...Robert Sharp James BoswellThe Life of Samuel JohnsonPrint: Book
Evidence of engagement with the text: (1) occasional marginal notes; (2) marginal symbols throughout the text, crosses...Jo. Halkerston Conradus LagusMethodica iuris traditio, seu ratio compendiaria, perveniendi ad veram solidamque iurisprud. mirifice ad omnes libros iuris: & DD. recte intelligendos vtilis, ex ore doctissimi, clarissimique iusrisconsulti D. Conradi Lagi annotata. ?Print: Book
1800-1849'I had read some little of Laplace when I saw you; & I continue to advance with a diminishing velocity. I turned asid...Thomas Carlyle Sir John LeslieElements of Geometry, Geometrical Analysis, and Plane TrigonometryPrint: Book
1800-1849'I likewise turned into Charles Bossut's Mecanique - to study his demonstration of pendulums, and his doctrine of forc...Thomas Carlyle Charles BossutMecaniquePrint: Book
1800-1849This is emphatic enough.- I need not speak of Dr Chalmers' boisterous treatise upon the causes & cure of pauperism in ...Thomas Carlyle Dr ChalmersTitle unknownPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'27th June - The last book worth mentioning, which I perused was Stewart's preliminary dissertation - for the second t...Thomas Carlyle Dugald StewartPhilosophy of the Human MindPrint: Book
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"Alexander Somerville, a young farm-worker growing up in the Lammermuir Hills, made his first great journeys without l...Alexander Somerville AnsonVoyage Round the WorldPrint: Book
1900-1945A volume of sermons, marked with dates and what appears to be a system of initials - possibly some sort of reminder? E...James Walker Harper Fidelis, pseud.Thirty short addresses for family prayers or cottage meetings by Fidelis author of 'Simple preparation for the Holy Communion' containng addresses by the late Canon Kingsley, Rev. G.H. Wilkinson and Dr. VaughanPrint: Book
1800-1849'At church twice today as usual; the Parson at his work amongst the children, armed with a huge octavo which he called...'The Parson' Thomas SeckerLectures on the Catechism of the Church of EnglandPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have begun to read Hill's history of Chivalry, the author seems to be delighted with his subject, and I have no dou...Robert Sharp Charles MillsThe History of Chivalry; or Knighthood and Its TimesPrint: Book
1800-1849'Binda gave us a satirical character of the Duke of Wellington said to be written by B.Constant 'un heros froid et med...Benjamin Newton John HobhouseThe substance of some lettersPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read Shuckfords Connections, Galt's Life of West. The former is a work of a man of great learning and little judgement.'Benjamin Newton Samuel ShuckfordThe sacred and profane history of the worldPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read Wilkins and Visconti on the Elgin marbles. Wilkins' assertions that Visconti does not think the relievos on the ...Rev. Benjamin Newton Ennio ViscontiA letter from the chevalier Antonio CanovaUnknown
1800-1849'I read Wood's Isle of Man because I knew nothing of it and he has said little from there being very little to say'.Benjamin Newton George WoodsAn account of the past and present state of the Isle of ManPrint: Book
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1600-1699"According to one contemporary anecdote, when a would-be lover borrowed from the Arcadia to woo a lady, she immediatel...anon Sir Philip SidneyThe Countess of Pembroke's ArcadiaUnknown
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" ... [Sir John] Suckling, coming across what he called 'an imperfect Copy' of [Shakespeare's The Rape of] Lucrece, de...Sir John Suckling William ShakespeareThe Rape of LucreceUnknown
1800-1849Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "Many eminent Victorians -- George Eliot, Mill,...George Eliot William WordsworthpoetryPrint: Book
1800-1849Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "Many eminent Victorians -- George Eliot, Mill,...John Stuart Mill William WordsworthpoetryPrint: Book
1800-1849Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "Many eminent Victorians -- George Eliot, Mill,...John Ruskin William WordsworthpoetryPrint: Book
1800-1849Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "Many eminent Victorians -- George Eliot, Mill,...Alfred Tennyson William WordsworthpoetryPrint: Book
1850-1899Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "In 1870 Moxon decided to launch a new edition ...Wordsworth FamilyWilliam WordsworthpoetryPrint: Book
1850-1899Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "In 1870 Moxon decided to launch a new edition ...Wordsworth FamilyWilliam Michael RossettiBiographical essay on WordsworthPrint: Book
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Stephen Gill, "Copyright and the Publishing of Wordsworth, 1850-1900": "On a visit to the Quantocks... William Hale Wh...William Hale White William WordsworthThe ExcursionPrint: Book
1850-1899Jonathan Rose, "How Historians Study Reader Response: or, What did Jo Think of Bleak House?": "George Acorn recalled t...George Acorn Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
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Jonathan Rose, "How Historians Study Reader Response: or, What did Jo Think of Bleak House?": "Arthur Harding, a profe...Arthur Harding Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
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Jonathan Rose, "How Historians Study Reader Response: or, What did Jo Think of Bleak House?": "Arthur Harding, a profe...Arthur Harding Charles DickensDombey and SonPrint: Book
1900-1945Jonathan Rose, "How Historians Study Reader Response: or, What did Jo Think of Bleak House?": " ... some of ... [Dicke...Charles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
1850-1899Catherine A. Judd, "Male Pseudonyms and Female Authority in Victorian England": "In 1877 [Mary Ann] Evans wrote to her...Mary Ann Evans Mary Finlay CrossstoryUnknown
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Elizabeth Morrison, "Serial Fiction in Australian Colonial Newspapers": " ... the short novel A Woman's Friendship ......Ada Cambridge Henry JamesPrint: Unknown
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Elizabeth Morrison, "Serial Fiction in Australian Colonial Newspapers": " ... the short novel A Woman's Friendship ......Ada Cambridge William Dean HowellsPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'Bookbinder Frederick Rogers read Faust "through from beginning to end, not because I was able at sixteen to appreciat...Frederick Rogers Miguel de CervantesDon QuixotePrint: Book
1900-1945'Stella Davies's father would read to his children from the Bible, "Pilgrim's Progress", Walter Scott, Longfellow, Ten...Stella Davies Walter ScottPrint: Book
1900-1945'Stella Davies's father would read to his children from the Bible, "Pilgrim's Progress", Walter Scott, Longfellow, Ten...Stella Davies Alfred, Lord TennysonPrint: Book
1900-1945'Stella Davies's father would read to his children from the Bible, "Pilgrim's Progress", Walter Scott, Longfellow, Ten...Stella Davies Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in Lyndhurst after the First World War, R.L. Wild regularly read aloud to his marginally literate grandmot...R.L. Wild Henryk SienkiewiczQuo VadisPrint: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in Lyndhurst after the First World War, R.L. Wild regularly read aloud to his marginally literate grandmot...R.L. Wild William ShakespearePrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell William ShakespearePrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell Robert BurnsPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell Walter ScottPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell William WordsworthPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell Robert SoutheyPrint: Book
1900-1945'George Howell, bricklayer and trade unionist..."read promiscuously. How could it be otherwise? I had no real guide, w...George Howell Edmund SpenserPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Neville] Cardus read only boys' papers until quite suddenly, in adolescence, he dove into Dickens and Mark Twain. "T...Neville Cardus Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'[Neville] Cardus read only boys' papers until quite suddenly, in adolescence, he dove into Dickens and Mark Twain. "T...Neville Cardus Leo Tolstoy[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'[Neville] Cardus read only boys' papers until quite suddenly, in adolescence, he dove into Dickens and Mark Twain. "T...Neville Cardus Henry James[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'"Reading for me then was haphazard, unguided, practically uncritical", recalled boilermaker's daughter Marjory Todd. ...Marjory Todd Fyodor DostoevskyCrime and PunishmentPrint: Book
1800-1849'Wood's account of the Isle of Man details some laws for the regulation of servants [...] which prevailed till 1777, s...Benjamin Newton George WoodsAn account of the past and present state of the Isle of ManPrint: Book
1900-1945'Charlie Chaplin was a classic autodidact, always struggling to make up for a dismally inadequate education, groping h...Charles Spencer Chaplin Robert Ingersoll[speeches on agnosticism]Print: Book
1800-1849'Read Lord Chesterfield's letters to his gidson in which I see nothing to admire but the gentle-manly style, but his l...Benjamin Newton Philip Dorner Stanhope, Lord ChesterfieldLord Chesterfield's letters to his sonPrint: Book
1900-1945'Charlie Chaplin was a classic autodidact, always struggling to make up for a dismally inadequate education, groping h...Charles Spencer Chaplin Ralph Waldo EmersonSelf ReliancePrint: Book
1900-1945'Charlie Chaplin was a classic autodidact, always struggling to make up for a dismally inadequate education, groping h...Charles Spencer Chaplin Henri BergsonLaughter: An Essay on the Meaning of the ComicPrint: Book
1900-1945'Charlie Chaplin was a classic autodidact, always struggling to make up for a dismally inadequate education, groping h...Charles Spencer Chaplin Arthur SchopenhauerThe World as Will and IdeaPrint: Book
1800-1849'Having lately read Chalmers Sermons on Astronomy in which he has expressed the highest admiration and respect for I. ...Benjamin Newton Thomas ChalmersA series of discourses on the Christian recelationUnknown
1800-1849'Read Golownins Captivity in Japan, well told but he was a silly man, suspicious yet not cautious. Read Rob Roy.'Benjamin Newton Walter ScottRob Roy: By the author of WaverleyPrint: Book
1800-1849'Snow and rain all day. Read Pegge on the English language, Sir J. Sinclair's Code of Agriculture, proceeded with note...Benjamin Newton Sir John SinclairThe Code of AgriculturePrint: Book
1800-1849'Wrote part of a sermon from Gisborne's Natural Theology'Benjamin Newton Thomas GisborneThe Testimony of Natural TheologyPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have also read Gisbourne's natural theology. The design and matter of the work are excellent but it is exceedingly ...Benjamin Newton Thomas GisborneThe Testimony of Natural TheologyPrint: Book
1800-1849'Bedale club. Sat next to Dr Scott who told wonderful stories of the effect which Bell's Mode of Education had caused ...Benjamin Newton Richard WatsonAnecdotes of the life of Richard Watson [...] writPrint: Book
1900-1945[imaginative role play] 'One chauffeur's daughter alternated effortlessly between heroes and heroines: "I have plotted...Margaret Wharton Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
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" ... an irritated reader of Jonathan Edwards's Dissertation Concerning Liberty and Necessity (1797) provides an epigr...anon Jonathan EdwardsDissertation Concerning Liberty and NecessityPrint: Book
1800-1849" ... [S. T. Coleridge] in a copy of Gerhard Voss's Poeticarum institutionum, libri tres (1647): 'I have looked thro' ...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Gerhard VossPoeticarum Institutionum, libri tresPrint: Book
1800-1849" ... a large part of the manuscript for William Godwin's play Abbas, with Coleridge's commentary dating from 1801, ha...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Robert SoutheyJoan of ArcUnknown
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" ... within a few pages [of his copy of Philip Nichols's Sir Francis Drake Revived (1626)], [John Ruskin] writes, 've...John Ruskin Philip NicholsSir Francis Drake RevivedPrint: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson notes, partially reproduces, and discusses lengthy annotations, including mock completion of title and c...anon Richard WatsonA Letter to His Grace the Archbishop of CanterburyPrint: Unknown
1850-1899" ... to the coda of his copy of the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, 'depart, therefore, contented and in go...James Henry Leigh Hunt Marcus Aurelius AntoninusMeditationsPrint: Book
1800-1849" ... [William Beckford's] copy of ... Stewarton's Revolutionary Plutarch (1806) has notes in only the first of three ...William Beckford StewartonRevolutionary PlutarchPrint: Book
1700-1799"The books in which Pope's annotations, though scanty, are undoubtedly authentic include a copy of the racy poems of t...Alexander Pope John Wilmot Earl of RochesterpoemsPrint: Book
1700-1799"Pope collected copies of attacks on his own work, and the notes in these tend understandably to the defensive, as in ...Alexander Pope John Dennispamphlet attacking Pope's poetry
1700-1799"When Samuel Richardson asked his friend Lady Bradshaigh for her opinion of his novels Pamela and Clarissa, she sent h...Samuel Richardson Lady Bradshaighannotations to Samuel Richardson, Pamela
1700-1799"When Samuel Richardson asked his friend Lady Bradshaigh for her opinion of his novels Pamela and Clarissa, she sent h...Samuel Richardson Lady Bradshaighannotations to Samuel Richardson, ClarissaManuscript: annotations in printed text
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" ... Macaulay ... did not annotate his copies of Jane Austen except to record the dates of reading and to correct a v...Thomas Babington Macaulay Jane AustennovelsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Read Eustace's tour and think he is the best dissenter I have met with, rather prolix about churches, especially such...Benjamin Newton John Chetwode EustaceA [classical] tour through ItalyPrint: Book
1850-1899"Take, for instance, his 'Lyrics of Love', so full of beauty and tenderness. Nor are his 'Songs of Progress' less ful...Samuel Smiles Gerald MasseyLyrics of LovePrint: Book
1850-1899"Take, for instance, his 'Lyrics of Love', so full of beauty and tenderness. Nor are his 'Songs of Progress' less ful...Samuel Smiles Gerald MasseySongs of ProgressPrint: Book
1800-1849"After waiting a considerable period for the remittance, the box was forced, and found to contain a vast quantity of b...John Bedford Leno Samuel JohnsonLives of the PoetsPrint: Book
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"How much a book gains by the appropriate surroundings of the person reading it, was forcibly impressed upon me [by th...John Bedford Leno Walter ScottThe Lady of the LakePrint: Book
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"I stayed for the night in Derby, visiting its various printing offices in search of a job, but without success, and, ...John Bedford Leno William WordsworthSonnetsPrint: Book
1800-1849"Read in Robinson's 'Scripture characters' and in 'The wonders of the vegetable kingdom', which is a very instructive,...John Cole RobinsonScripture CharactersPrint: Book
1800-1849'These drawings were placed on the hands of Mr C J Smith, with whom I had become acquainted through an advertisement.'John Cole J SmithadvertisementPrint: Advertisement
1800-1849'This summer (1825) the author of 'A Journal of a naturalist', states to have been, what it certainly was, 'hot and dr...John Cole WilliamsonA Journal of a naturalistPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been reading, and am enchanted with The Lady of the Lake. It has all the spirit of either of its predecessors,...Sarah Harriet Burney Walter ScottThe Lady of the LakePrint: Book
1800-1849'I immediately borrowed and sat down to a second perusal of Marmion. I like the brave villain much for being so wholly...Sarah Harriet Burney Walter ScottMarmion: a Tale of Flodden FieldPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have read some very delightful old books lately (for I now have just attained the wisdom to wish to make use of thi...Sarah Harriet Burney Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de SevigneLetters of Madame de SevignePrint: Book
1800-1849'Rabutin de Bussy in his little way, is also delightful...'Sarah Harriet Burney Roger de Rabutin, Comte de BussyLes Lettres de Messire Roger de RabutinPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have finished all dear old Sevigne's Letters...'Sarah Harriet Burney Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de SevigneLetters of Madame de SevignePrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been with a nice little party of college friends, to see King John, and for a week after, I could do nothing b...Sarah Harriet Burney William Shakespeare[plays]Print: Book
1900-1945H. J. Jackson discusses second annotator of 1791 copy of Rousseau, A Treatise on the Social Compact; or, The Principle...H. B. L. Webb Jean-Jacques RousseauA Treatise on the Social Compact; or, The Principles of Politic LawPrint: Book
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S. T. Coleridge, annotation to Schelling: "'A book, I value, I reason & quarrel with as with myself when I am reasonin...Samuel Taylor Coleridge F. W. J. von SchellingPrint: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses annotations by John Horne Tooke in his copy of Joseph Priestley, Disquisitions Relating to Mat...John Horne Tooke Joseph PriestleyDisquisitions Relating to Matter and SpiritPrint: Book
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William Blake, in copy of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Works (1798) vol I: " '... I read Burkes Treatise [on the Sublime and B...William Blake Sir Joshua ReynoldsWorksPrint: Book
1850-1899H. J. Jackson notes pencilled marginalia by Harriet Martineau in her copy of Elizabeth Gaskell, Life of Charlotte Bron...Harriet Martineau Elizabeth GaskellLife of Charlotte BrontePrint: Book
1800-1849" ... [S. T. Coleridge's] copy of Quentin Durward includes a note that reveals his sense of public duty as an annotato...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Walter ScottQuentin DurwardPrint: Book
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"For [Sir James] Fellowes, a prospective biographer ... [Hester Lynch Piozzi] annotated books by and about herself: Na...Hester Lynch Piozzi Samuel JohnsonLettersUnknown
1800-1849H. J. Jackson discusses extensive annotations by Hester Lynch Piozzi in 1818 copy of Rasselas in the Houghton Library,...Hester Lynch Piozzi Samuel JohnsonRasselasPrint: Book
1900-1945H. J. Jackson notes recollection of friend of Rupert Brooke, of Brooke in a canoe c.1910-11: "'he would keep the paddl...Rupert Brooke ?John ?WebsterPrint: Book
1900-1945Rupert Brooke to Jacques Raverat, April 1909: "'I have done no 'work' for ages: and my tripos is in a few weeks ... T...Rupert Brooke William ShakespearePrint: Book
1800-1849'On my return to Scarborough was busily employed in preparing for the season, & in editing the work called The Scarbor...John Cole Malvina [pseud.][poetry]Manuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'I?m also doing a series of four-part songs for Peter & his Round-table singers to "first-perform" at the Aeolian Hall...Benjamin Britten Gerard Manley Hopkins[religious poems]Print: Book
1900-1945Letter 202 to Ralph Hodges, Woodstock, N.Y., Aug 15 1939: 'I?ve done lots of work ? finished this small piece for Tor...Benjamin Britten John KeatsHyperionPrint: Book
1900-1945'One has no inclination at all to work or to read seriously ? so I?ve been dipping into an enormous range of stuff ? f...Benjamin Britten Alexander Sergeevich PushkinBoris GodonofPrint: Book
1900-1945?One has no inclination at all to work or to read seriously ? so I?ve been dipping into an enormous range of stuff ? f...Benjamin Britten Hans Christian AndersonPrint: Book
1900-1945'I enjoyed the poem ? please send all the new ones ? I always carry ?madrigal? in my pocket!' Benjamin Britten Wulff Scherchen[poem]Manuscript: Letter
1900-1945 'I have been working with Shakespeare (a very good book) with an occasional dip into Aiken, and my B flats and Bs rea...Peter Pears ShakespeareArt of Singing, ThePrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849'I am glad you have read Madame de Stael?s "Allemagne". The book is a foolish one in some respects; but it abounds wi...Hannah Macaulay Germaine de StaelDe l'AllemagnePrint: Book
1800-1849'I have likewise read "Gil Blas", with unbounded admiration of the abilities of Le Sage.'Thomas Babington Macaulay Le SageGil BlasPrint: Book
1800-1849?Malden and I have read Thalaba together, and are proceeding to the Curse of Kehama.?Thomas Babington Macaulay Robert SoutheyThalabaPrint: Book
1800-1849'In the year 1816 we were at Brighton for the summer holidays, and he read to us "Sir Charles Grandison". It was alwa...Thomas Babbington Macaulay Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1800-1849'He [Macaulay] was so fired up with reading Scott?s "Lay" and "Marmion", the former of which he got entirely, and the ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Walter ScottLay of the Last MinstrelPrint: Book
1800-1849'He [Macaulay] was so fired up with reading Scott?s "Lay" and "Marmion", the former of which he got entirely, and the ...Thomas Babington Macaulay Walter ScottMarmionPrint: Book
1800-1849'This day I finished Thucydides, after reading him with inexpressible interest and admiration. He is the greatest his...Lord Macaulay ThucydidesunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I read Plautus four times at Calcutta. The first in November and December 1834.'Lord Macaulay PlautusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I read Plautus four times at Calcutta. The first in November and December 1834. The second in January and the begin...Thomas Babington Macaulay PlautusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I read Plautus four times at Calcutta. The first in November and December 1834 The second in January and the beginn...Thomas Babington Macaulay PlautusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'I read Plautus four times at Calcutta. The first in November and December 1834 The second in January and the beginn...Thomas Babington Macaulay PlautusunknownPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]: several pencil annotations (some fading to illegibility) throughout text, usually of the form of a marke...John Drummond Erskine HelvetiusA treatise on man, his intellectual faculties and his education. A posthumous work of M. Helvetius. Translated from the French, with additional notes, by W. HooperPrint: Book
1900-1945'In a letter to Mrs Herzog he says: "Wells's new novel, Marriage, of which I have just read the proofs, contains more ...Arnold Bennett H. G. WellsMarriageManuscript: Unknown, proofs of book
1800-1849"[in November 1803, when Coleridge was thirty-one] Wordsworth had been reading Shakespeare's sonnets in Coleridge's co...William Wordsworth William ShakespeareSonnetsPrint: Book
1800-1849"[in November 1803, when Coleridge was thirty-one] Wordsworth had been reading Shakespeare's sonnets in Coleridge's co...Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Wordsworthannotations on Shakespeare's sonnets in The Works of the British PoetsManuscript: annotations in printed text
1800-1849"In January 1804 Coleridge annotated, heavily, in pencil, the first dozen or so pages of a copy of Thomas Malthus's Es...Samuel Taylor Coleridge Thomas MalthusEssay on the Principle of PopulationPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson discusses Leigh Hunt's responsive annotations, including personal reminiscences and observations, as wel...James Leigh Hunt James BoswellLife of JohnsonPrint: Book
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"Fulke Greville's copy of Boswell [Life of Johnson] stands out among individual copies annotated by readers who had kn...Fulke Greville James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson discusses annotations of unidentified male reader in 1793 copy of Boswell's Life of Johnson; this reader...Mr L. James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson notes John Gibson Lockhart's annotations, including personal reminiscences in response to sections of te...John Gibson Lockhart James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
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"An unknown reader inclined to be sarcastic at Boswell's expense in a British Library copy of the 1829 edition [of the...anon James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
H. J. Jackson notes unknown reader's marginal contradiction of assertion of Samuel Johnson that a dog will be as likel...anon James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
H. J. Jackson on readers' responses in annotations to Samuel Johnson's comment that the letter H seldom begins any but...anon James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
1850-1899H. J. Jackson notes "extra illustration" ("prompted by the text") of a copy of Margaret Sandford, Thomas Poole and His...anon Mrs Henry SandfordThomas Poole and His FriendsPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson notes "extra illustration" by Philip Gosse of his grandfather, Edmund Gosse's Life of Philip Henry Gosse...Philip Gosse Edmund GosseLife of Philip Henry Gosse F.R.S.Unknown
1800-1849H. J. Jackson discusses Richard Clark's annotations to Isabella Spence, How to be Rid of a Wife (1823), and his own pa...Richard Clark Isabella SpenceHow to be Rid of a WifePrint: Book
1800-1849H. J. Jackson discusses William George Thompson's annotations to Joanna Southcott, The Strange Effects of Faith (inclu...William George Thompson Joanna SouthcottThe Strange Effects of Faith
1850-1899'I am reading Wordsworth with one of the younger classes but it is difficult to explain to people of purely Indian ass...Sir Walter Raleigh William Wordsworth[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'I read Helps's Realmah yesterday and the day before. [...] His essays are old-womanish. I have to "set a paper" on th...Sir Walter Raleigh Arthur HelpsRealmahPrint: Book
1850-1899'Last night I spent with Charles Strachey; we each had an arm chair with a chair between us to hold books as we passed...Sir Walter Raleigh Robert Louis StevensonThe Black ArrowPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have read a good many things, a life of Scott, the "Pleasures of Memory" by S. Rogers, Roman History and other thin...Sir Walter Raleigh Samuel RogersPleasures of MemoryPrint: Book
1850-1899'For a boy in a Lancashire mining village around 1880, where there were few books to read (other than twenty volumes o...William Lax W.H.G. KingstonDick Onslow Among the Red IndiansPrint: Book
1850-1899'Especially effective [at transmitting conservative values to the working classes] were the pious works of Hesba Stret...children and mothersHesba StrettonJessica's First PrayerPrint: Book
1700-1799[Transcript in Journal of Chapter One, in shorthand]John Byrom William WollastonThe Religion of Nature DelineatedPrint: Book
1900-1945'Marjory Todd read [the books of Hesba Stretton, Mrs O.F. Walton and Amy le Feuvre but felt later that] "I would not n...Marjory Todd Hesba Stretton[pious novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'Marjory Todd read [the books of Hesba Stretton, Mrs O.F. Walton and Amy le Feuvre but felt later that] "I would not n...Marjory Todd Jane AustenPride and PrejudicePrint: Book
1900-1945'Marjory Todd read [the books of Hesba Stretton, Mrs O.F. Walton and Amy le Feuvre but felt later that] "I would not n...Marjory Todd Edith Nesbit[unknown]Print: Book
1700-1799'I read a good deal of Shakespeares works. Item Ben Johnsons, & Return'd them to the library'John Henry Ott William Shakespereare[various]Print: Book
1900-1945'Elinor herself spent much time reading the publications, especially Richard Ingalese's "The History and Power of Mind...Elinor Glyn Richard IngaleseHistory and Power of Mind, TheUnknown
1800-1849'Robert Collyer grew up in a blacksmith's home with only a few books - "Pilgrim's Progress", "Robinson Crusoe", Goldsm...Robert Collyer Oliver GoldsmithHistory of EnglandPrint: Book
1800-1849'Robert Collyer grew up in a blacksmith's home with only a few books - "Pilgrim's Progress", "Robinson Crusoe", Goldsm...Robert Collyer Oliver GoldsmithHistory of RomePrint: Book
1700-1799'Gifford had read only some ballads, the black-letter romance Parismus and Parismenus, some odd loose magazines of his...William Gifford Thomas a KempisThe Imitation of ChristPrint: Book
1850-1899[checkweighman Chester Armstrong wrote] "The fact of Ruskin's gallant and successful defence of Turner the great lands...Chester Armstrong John RuskinThe Stones of VenicePrint: Book
1850-1899[checkweighman Chester Armstrong wrote] "The fact of Ruskin's gallant and successful defence of Turner the great lands...Chester Armstrong John RuskinModern PaintersPrint: Book
1850-1899[checkweighman Chester Armstrong wrote] "The fact of Ruskin's gallant and successful defence of Turner the great lands...Chester Armstrong John RuskinThe Seven Lamps of ArchitecturePrint: Book
1850-1899[checkweighman Chester Armstrong wrote] "The fact of Ruskin's gallant and successful defence of Turner the great lands...Chester Armstrong John RuskinThe Crown of Wild OlivesPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson notes annotations by T. B. Macaulay in T. J. Mathias, Pursuits of Literature, including "'Bah!'" "'A con...Thomas Babington Macaulay T. J. MathiasPursuits of LiteraturePrint: Book
1900-1945'W.J. Brown was introduced to literature by "Robinson Crusoe", "She", "The Last of the Mohicans", and "Around the Worl...William John Brown Fyodor DostoevskyThe IdiotPrint: Book
1900-1945'W.J. Brown was introduced to literature by "Robinson Crusoe", "She", "The Last of the Mohicans", and "Around the Worl...William John Brown Fyodor DostoevskyThe Brothers KaramazovPrint: Book
1900-1945'after tea [W.J. Brown] would enjoy "five glorious hours of freedom" reading Darwin, Huxley and Tennyson's "In Memoria...William John Brown Alfred, Lord TennysonIn MemoriamPrint: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole Adam Smith[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole Herbert Spencer[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole Ralph Waldo Emerson[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole William Morris[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole George Bernard Shaw[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole Herbert George Wells[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'After a miserable Catholic school education...periodic unemployment allowed [Joseph Toole] to study in the Manchester...Joseph Toole John Ruskin[unknown]Print: Book
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H. J. Jackson discusses "sarcastic" marginal remarks by Samuel Parr in his copy of Poems by Mrs Pickering (1794), a vo...Samuel Parr Joseph Westonpoems including Written on Returning from LichfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Patrick McGill] read virtually nothing, not even the daily papers until, working on the rail line, he happened to pi...Patrick McGill John RuskinSesame and LiliesPrint: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses Granville Sharp's "tenacious, rigorous, and expansive" argumentative annotations in anonymous ...Granville Sharp Samuel EstwickConsiderations on the Negroe Cause, Commonly So Called
1800-1849H. J. Jackson notes exception to William Beckford's usual practice of "only occasionally" adding comments to his books...William Beckford Samuel JohnsonDiary of a Journey into North WalesPrint: Book
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H. J. Jackson notes Edmund Ferrars's annotations to his copy of Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey: "A note on the...Edmund Ferrars Laurence SterneA Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. By Mr. YorickPrint: Book
1800-1849"Horatio Nelson's copy of Helen Maria Williams's Sketches of the State of Manners and Opinions in the French Republic ...Horatio Nelson Helen Maria WilliamsSketches of the State of Manners and Opinions in the French Republic Towrds the Close of the Eighteenth CenturyPrint: Book
1800-1849H. J. Jackson notes that Coleridge wrote "an extraordinary set of notes ... designed to help [Robert] Southey with a r...Samuel Taylor Coleridge James SedgwickHints to the Public and Legislature, on the Nature and Effect of Evangelical PreachingPrint: Book
1850-1899'Lancashire journalist Allen Clarke (b.1863), the son of a Bolton textile worker, avidly read his father's paperback e...Allen Clarke William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
1850-1899'Lancashire journalist Allen Clarke (b.1863), the son of a Bolton textile worker, avidly read his father's paperback e...Allen Clarke Ben Jonson[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Lancashire journalist Allen Clarke (b.1863), the son of a Bolton textile worker, avidly read his father's paperback e...Allen Clarke Oliver Goldsmith[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Lancashire journalist Allen Clarke (b.1863), the son of a Bolton textile worker, avidly read his father's paperback e...Allen Clarke Percy Bysshe Shelley[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Lancashire journalist Allen Clarke (b.1863), the son of a Bolton textile worker, avidly read his father's paperback e...Allen Clarke Robert Burns[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Lancashire journalist Allen Clarke (b.1863), the son of a Bolton textile worker, avidly read his father's paperback e...Allen Clarke William Wordsworth[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'A.E. Coppard, a laundrywoman's son who grew up in dire poverty, left school at nine, ascended the ranks of clerkdom a...Alfred Edgar Coppard Henry James[unknown]Print: Book
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'A.E. Coppard, a laundrywoman's son who grew up in dire poverty, left school at nine, ascended the ranks of clerkdom a...Alfred Edgar Coppard William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
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'A.E. Coppard, a laundrywoman's son who grew up in dire poverty, left school at nine, ascended the ranks of clerkdom a...Alfred Edgar Coppard William MorrisThe Earthly ParadisePrint: Book
1900-1945'As a ?1-a-week warehouse clerk in the early 1920s, H.E. Bates spent most of the workday with Conrad, Hardy, Wells, Be...Herbert Ernest Bates Herbert George Wells[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'As a ?1-a-week warehouse clerk in the early 1920s, H.E. Bates spent most of the workday with Conrad, Hardy, Wells, Be...Herbert Ernest Bates John Galsworthy[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Masefield's early experience of literature came with the stories told or read to him by his nurse. The fare was what ...John Masefield Alfred, Lord TennysonThe Dying SwanPrint: Book
1850-1899'Masefield obtained his first copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island" on the Conway and was soon enraptured...John Masefield Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1850-1899'Masefield habitually purchased a book each Friday evening and read it over the weekend. Among the first purchases was...John Masefield Percy Bysshe Shelley[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'Masefield habitually purchased a book each Friday evening and read it over the weekend. Among the first purchases was...John Masefield John Keats[unknown]Print: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses highly "adversarial" annotations made by anonymous reader in copy of Richard Watson, Bishop of...Richard WatsonA Letter to His Grace the Archbishop of CanterburyPrint: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson notes annotations (adding"information and explanations") made to copy of Samuel Saunders, Short and Easy...anon Samuel SaundersA Short and Easy Introduction to Scientific and Philosophic BotanyPrint: Book
1700-1799"One of the interleaved British Library copies of the 1691 edition [of Gerard Langbaine's Account of the English Drama...George Steevens William Oldysannotations in Gerard Langbaine, An Account of the English Dramatic Poets (Oxford, 1691)
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses copious annotations made in 2-volume first-edition (1791) copy of James Boswell's Life of Samu...Fulke Greville James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses copious annotations made in 2-volume first-edition (1791) copy of James Boswell's Life of Samu...Fulke Greville James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses copious annotations made in 2-volume first-edition (1791) copy of James Boswell's Life of Samu...Fulke Greville James BoswellThe Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.DPrint: Book
1500-1599Anthony Grafton, in "Discitur ut agatur: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy," notes that in 1590 Gabriel Harvey read Liv...Gabriel Harvey St AugustineDe Civitate DeiPrint: Book
1500-1599Anthony Grafton, in "Discitur ut agatur: How Gabriel Harvey Read His Livy," notes that in 1590 Gabriel Harvey read Liv...Gabriel Harvey Juan Luis VivesCommentary to St Augustine, De Civitate DeiPrint: Book
1700-1799'She was "surprised into tears" by "The Vicar of Wakefield", although she did not much like it.'Frances Burney Oliver GoldsmithThe Vicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
1700-1799'Catharine MacAulay's daughter shared her mother's republican views, and read Shakespeare for her own purposes, confes...William Shakespeare[plays]Print: Book, Unknown
1700-1799'She rejects even "good" books if she finds them tedious or ling-winded, finding unreadable Hooker's "extremely good" ...Elizabeth Carter Dr ShuckfordDr Shuckford's ConnectionPrint: Book
1700-1799'She claims, for instance, a "charity to all kinds of books" which allows her to read sympathetically even the scandal...Elizabeth Carter Teresia Constantia PhillipsAn apology for the conduct of Mrs Teresia Constantia PhillipsPrint: Book
1700-1799'the young Burney's paranoia about being detected in classical learning. When in 1769 she read Thucydides, she emphasi...Frances Burney Thucydides[unknown]Print: Book
1700-1799'Mr Rishton read "The Faerie Queene" to Frances Burney and her sisters, "in which he is extremely delicate, omitting w...Edmund SpenserThe Faerie QueenePrint: Book
1800-1849[Sedgwick read the 'Essay' twice in 1811]Adam Sedgwick Thomas MalthusEssay on PopulationPrint: Book
1800-1849[Sedgwick read the 'Essay' twice in 1811]Adam Sedgwick Tacitus[unknown]Unknown
1800-1849[Lloyd transcribed 16 lines from this 24 line Hymn onto the verso of a printed form with the title 'Duties Returned in...Edward Lloyd Isaac WattsHymn 69: Christ Appearing to His ChurchUnknown
1800-1849'During these twelve months [in prison] I read with deep interest and much profit Gibbon's "Decline and Fall of the Ro...James Watson Johann Lorenz von MosheimAn Ecclesiastical History, ancient and modernPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have been reading Thompson's "History of the Late War in Britain"; Decrees Blockades.'William Richard Grahame David ThompsonHistory of the Late War Between Great Britain andPrint: Book
1700-1799Burney's reading group reading two books - 'the last voyage of Captain Cook and the letters of Madame de Sevigne. She ...Frances Burney Marie de SevignelettersPrint: Book
1700-1799'Burney haunted the Thrales' library at Streatham, hiding her book when a man appeared: "she instantly put away [her] ...Frances Burney Samuel JohnsonLife of WallerPrint: Unknown
1800-1849'[Harriet Grove] enjoyed novels and plays: in 1809-10, she read with pleasure in a family group a number of popular be...Harriet Grove Samuel RichardsonSir Charles GrandisonPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Harriet Grove] enjoyed novels and plays: in 1809-10, she read with pleasure in a family group a number of popular be...Harriet Grove Lawrence SterneA Sentimental JourneyPrint: Book
1800-1849[Shelley encouraged her to read] 'some key Romantic texts (Coleridge, Scott, Southey, Volney's "Les ruines"), radical ...Harriet Westbrook Walter Scott
1800-1849[Shelley encouraged her to read] 'some key Romantic texts (Coleridge, Scott, Southey, Volney's "Les ruines"), radical ...Harriet Westbrook Robert Southey
1800-1849[Shelley encouraged her to read] 'some key Romantic texts (Coleridge, Scott, Southey, Volney's "Les ruines"), radical ...Harriet Westbrook Mary WollstonecraftVindication of the Rights of WomanPrint: Book
1500-1599[MARGINALIA]:'The discouerie of his mistress, a false diamant. His sicknes, & Jealosie did not help the matter, but di...Gabriel Harvey George GascoigneThe PosiesPrint: Book
1700-1799'In 1782 Hester Thrale read the Spectator to her daughters, who found hilariously improper the "Idea of a Lady saying ...Hester Thrale Joseph AddisonThe spectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'Janet Schaw and her cousin, sailing from Scotland to the Caribbean, try to keep calm in a terrifying storm by reading...Janet Schaw Lord KamesPrint: Book
1700-1799'she read much Shakespeare.'Laetitia Pilkington William ShakespearePrint: Book
1700-1799'[opinion of William Mason's play, "Caractacus", entered in diary]: 'My soul melted into every pleasing sensation, the...Anna Larpent William MasonCaractacusPrint: Book
1800-1849Letter from Sedgwick to William Ainger dated 22/5/1815 says the former is reading Beasobre, and 'the task is a confoun...Adam Sedgwick Issac de BeasobreIntroduction to the reading of the Holy ScripturesPrint: Book
1800-1849'Finished the last "Tales of My Landlord" of which the fourth volume is the worst. I think Walter Scott has the peculi...Benjamin Newton Walter ScottTales of my Landlord or Black Dwarf and old MortalPrint: Book
1800-1849'The evening until one was [frittered?] away in reading the 'Monk' for the fourth time at least.... In the second volu...William Upcott Matthew G. LewisThe MonkPrint: Book
1800-1849'[Returns after afternoon reading session] to renew the subject from a more enlarged account of this wonder of the 18t...William Upcott Robert SoutheyThe Works of Thomas Chatterton, Containing his LifePrint: Book
1800-1849'I got thro 6 chapters of Count Fathom- about an hours undertaking- and this has been the way thro my whole readings- ...William Upcott Tobias George SmollettThe Adventures of Ferdinand Count FathomPrint: Book
1850-1899'One book... stimulated the poet beyond all others; it became, in a way, a key to the rest of his reading for some tim...John Masefield Alexandre Dumas (pere)The Three MusketeersPrint: Book
1850-1899'One book... stimulated the poet beyond all others; it became, in a way, a key to the rest of his reading for some tim...John Masefield Laurence SterneA Sentimental JourneyPrint: Book
1850-1899'After "Trilby" came the effect of "Peter Ibbetson". "It came to me", writes the poet of this book, "just when I neede...John Masefield Alfred Louis Charles de MussetPrint: Book
1850-1899'The essays of Steele and Addison, whose prose has so greatly influenced his own, seem to have impressed but, at this ...John Masefield Richard Steele[essays]Print: Book
1850-1899'The essays of Steele and Addison, whose prose has so greatly influenced his own, seem to have impressed but, at this ...John Masefield Joseph Addison[essays]Print: Book
1850-1899"'On first reading Shelley", he writes, "I told myself that this was a new kind of verse, such as I had not known exis...John Masefield Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Revolt of IslamPrint: Book
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''"My masters... in poetry, were Swinburne and Meredith among the living, Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning...John Masefield Dante Gabriel RossettiPrint: Book
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''"My masters... in poetry, were Swinburne and Meredith among the living, Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning...John Masefield Marie-Henri Beyle (Stendhal)Print: Book
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''"My masters... in poetry, were Swinburne and Meredith among the living, Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning...John Masefield Jean-Marie-Mathias-Philippe-Auguste comte de Villiers de l'Isle-AdamPrint: Book
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''"My masters... in poetry, were Swinburne and Meredith among the living, Rossetti, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning...John Masefield Guy de MaupassantPrint: Book
1850-1899'Before his departure for his native land he had read some of Dickens and Stevenson... and William Morris. John Masefi...John Masefield Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899'Before his departure for his native land he had read some of Dickens and Stevenson... and William Morris. John Masefi...John Masefield Robert Louis StevensonPrint: Book
1850-1899'Before his departure for his native land he had read some of Dickens and Stevenson... and William Morris. John Masefi...John Masefield William MorrisPrint: Book
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'Fine writing and realism were what John Masefield was after in prose. In poetry, it was the upsurge of feeling and rh...John Masefield Algernon Charles SwinburneChastelardPrint: Book
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'Fine writing and realism were what John Masefield was after in prose. In poetry, it was the upsurge of feeling and rh...John Masefield Algernon Charles Swinburne[poem on the death of Baudelaire]Print: Book
1700-1799[opinion of Thomson's Edward and Elinora, entered in diary]: 'A most affecting tale, pleasingly tender - fraught with ...Anna Larpent James ThomsonEdward and ElinoraUnknown
1850-1899'Masefield was already a well-read man when, at the age of twenty-one, he came across the works of Yeats, whose discip...John Masefield Wiliam Butler Yeats[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'[Howard] Spring was the son of a Cardiff gardener who bought his children secondhand copies of "Tom Jones" and "Swiss...Charles Dickens[unknown]Print: Book
1700-1799[note in diary upon finishing Mackintosh's "Vindiciae Gallicae"]: 'As far as I am a Judge I think this work very well ...Anna Larpent James MackintoshVindiciae GalliciaePrint: Book
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'[Aneurin Bevan] burrowed through the Tredegar Workmen's Institute Library, and acquired his characteristically grandi...Aneurin (Nye) Bevan Friedrich Nietzsche[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[the 'intellectual' clique within the Clarion Scouts, including Edwin Muir] "followed the literary and intellectual de...Edwin Muir Henri BergsonPrint: Book
1900-1945[the 'intellectual' clique within the Clarion Scouts, including Edwin Muir] "followed the literary and intellectual de...Edwin Muir [probably] Georges-Eugene SorelPrint: Book
1900-1945[the 'intellectual' clique within the Clarion Scouts, including Edwin Muir] "followed the literary and intellectual de...Edwin Muir Havelock EllisPrint: Book
1900-1945[the 'intellectual' clique within the Clarion Scouts, including Edwin Muir] "followed the literary and intellectual de...Edwin Muir John GalsworthyPrint: Book
1900-1945[the 'intellectual' clique within the Clarion Scouts, including Edwin Muir] "followed the literary and intellectual de...Edwin Muir Edward Morgan ForsterPrint: Book
1900-1945[Muir undertook 'intense study of Nietzsche'] "I tried, when I came to Nietzsche's last works, 'The Twilight of the Id...Edwin Muir Friedrich NietzscheThe Twilight of the IdolsPrint: Book
1900-1945[Muir undertook 'intense study of Nietzsche'] "I tried, when I came to Nietzsche's last works, 'The Twilight of the Id...Edwin Muir Friedrich NietzscheEcce HomoPrint: Book
1700-1799[We then read aloud a dialogue on taste by Mr Ramsay, a lively original book with some entertaining and instructive re...Anna Larpent Ramsaya dialogue on tastePrint: Book
1700-1799'In October 1792... the Larpents were reading Joseph Priestley on "The origin of government" "rather to lead conversat...Anna Larpent Joseph PriestleyOn the origin of governmentPrint: Book
1700-1799'In October 1792... the Larpents were reading Joseph Priestley on The Origin of government 'rather to lead conversatio...John Larpent Joseph PriestleyOn the origin of governmentPrint: Book
1700-1799'Larpent listened while her husband and stepson read aloud to her from the newspapers and Sutherland's "Tour of Consta...stepson of Anna Larpent SutherlandTour of ConstantinoplePrint: Book
1700-1799'Larpent listened while her husband and stepson read aloud to her from the newspapers and Sutherland's "Tour of Consta...Anna Larpent SutherlandTour of ConstantinoplePrint: Book
1700-1799'In the month of April 1792... Anna read Richardson's "Clarissa" for the second time - "the style is prolix, the manne...Anna Larpent Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Book
1900-1945'The poet Clare Cameron, born Winifred Wells to a London blacksmith, was a 15s a week clerk given to artistic ectsasie...Clare Cameron Leo Tolstoy[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'The poet Clare Cameron, born Winifred Wells to a London blacksmith, was a 15s a week clerk given to artistic ecstasie...Clare Cameron George Bernard Shaw[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'The poet Clare Cameron, born Winifred Wells to a London blacksmith, was a 15s a week clerk given to artistic ecstasie...Clare Cameron Henrik Ibsen[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'The poet Clare Cameron, born Winifred Wells to a London blacksmith, was a 15s a week clerk given to artistic ecstasie...Clare Cameron Friedrich Nietzsche[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'[Ethel] Mannin was firmly rooted in the autodidact tradition. In her father's library she enjoyed Gissing and Wells, ...Ethel Mannin George Gissing[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'[Ethel] Mannin was firmly rooted in the autodidact tradition. In her father's library she enjoyed Gissing and Wells, ...Ethel Mannin Herbert George Wells[unknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Ethel] Mannin was firmly rooted in the autodidact tradition. In her father's library she enjoyed Gissing and Wells, ...Ethel Mannin Gertrude Stein[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Soon Pritchett was reading Penny Poets editions of "Paradise Regained", Wordsworth's "Prelude", Cowper, and Coleridge...Victor Sawdon Pritchett William WordsworthPrelude, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'[Pritchett] was... unprepared for the intimidating greatness of Ruskin's "Modern Painters"... "There was too much to ...Victor Sawdon Pritchett John RuskinModern PaintersPrint: Book
1900-1945'...he confessed that he could not understand a word of Gertrude Stein.'Arnold Bennett Gertrude SteinunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'He was annoyed by some of Priestley's comments in "The Mercury" (February 1924) as he notes in his journal . . .'Arnold Bennett J.B. PriestleyMercury, ThePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'With autodidact diligence [Leslie Paul] closed in on the avant-garde. He read "Prufrock" and "The Waste Land", though...Leslie Paul F.A. ServantePsychology of the BoyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Bernard Kops, the son of an immigrant leather worker, had a special understanding of the transition from from autodid...Bernard Kops William ShakespeareThe TempestPrint: Book
1900-1945'After Stalingrad, [Bernard Kops] immersed himself in Russian literature. A GI dating his sister introduced him to Wal...Bernard Kops Emily Dickinson[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'There Bennett worked on his novel, read Dreiser and Balzac, . . .'Arnold Bennett Theodore DreiserPrint: Book
1900-1945'Although Bennett had reservations about the book, he had enjoyed it, and had at once written to tell his friend so'. Arnold Bennett H.G. WellsThe World of William ClissoldPrint: Book
1600-1699"In 1617 the Countess [of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery] noted recreational books that she was reading: "'Began ...Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery George SandysA relation of a journey begun Anno Dom. 1610. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish empire, of AEGYPT, [etc]Print: Book
1600-1699"In 1617 the Countess [of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery] noted recreational books that she was reading: "'Began ...Moll Neville Edmund SpenserThe Faerie QueenePrint: Book
1600-1699"In 1617 the Countess [of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery] noted recreational books that she was reading: "'Began ...Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery George SandysA Relation of a Journey begun Anno Dom. 1610Print: Book
1600-1699"In 1617 the Countess [of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery] noted recreational books that she was reading: "'The 12...Moll Neville Philip SidneyThe Countess of Pembroke's ArcadiaUnknown
1600-1699" ... Lady Anne [Clifford] ... read Robert Parsons's Resolutions, Thomas Sorocold's Supplications of Saints, a 'lady's...Lady Anne Clifford Robert ParsonThe first booke of the Christian exercise, appertayning to resolutionPrint: Book
1600-1699" ... Lady Anne [Clifford] ... read Robert Parsons's Resolutions, Thomas Sorocold's Supplications of Saints, a 'lady's...Lady Anne Clifford Thomas SorocoldSupplications of Saints; A booke of prayers: ... Wherein are three most excellent prayers made by Queene ElizabethPrint: Book
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Henry Cooke, in evidence to the Commissioners on Education in Ireland in 1825 [regarding books available in Irish scho...Henry Cooke Richard JohnsonThe Seven Champions of Christendom and Destruction of TroyPrint: Book
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Henry Cooke, in evidence to the Commissioners on Education in Ireland in 1825 [regarding books available in Irish scho...Henry Cooke Richard JohnsonThe honour or chivalry; or, the famous history of Don Belianis of GreecePrint: Book
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"William Carleton got the perusal of Gil Blas from a 'pedlar, who carried books about for sale, with a variety of othe...William Carleton Alain-Rene Le SageGil BlasPrint: Book
1850-1899'my mother arrived in England with a great respect for culture, and eager to learn all she could. We find her struggli...Maud du Puy Percy Bysshe ShelleyPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'my mother arrived in England with a great respect for culture, and eager to learn all she could. We find her struggli...Maud du Puy Alfred Lord TennysonPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'my mother arrived in England with a great respect for culture, and eager to learn all she could. We find her struggli...Maud du Puy George SandLa Petite FadettePrint: Unknown
1900-1945'it was many, many years before any of us was able to look with unprejudiced eyes at anything Scotch again. Always exc...Gwen Raverat Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'He travelled alone, by train, . . . reading "The Brothers Karamazov" for the fourth time'.Arnold Bennett Fyodor DostoyevskyBrothers Karamazov, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'There were some problems which I never solved in all my youth. For instance, there was Gloucester's Natural Son in Ki...Gwen Raverat William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
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'David Copperfield was puzzling, too. He was a 'posthumous child' and was born with a 'caul'. The French dictionary, t...Gwen Raverat Charles DickensDavid CopperfieldPrint: Book
1900-1945'Every time I re-read "Emma" I see more clearly that we must be somehow related to the Knightleys of Donwell Abbey; bo...Gwen Raverat Jane AustenEmmaPrint: Book
1850-1899'Uncle Richard had adored Ruskin, and worshipped Morris, and had slept for years with a copy of "In Memoriam" under hi...Richard Litchfield John RuskinPrint: Book
1850-1899'Uncle Richard had adored Ruskin, and worshipped Morris, and had slept for years with a copy of "In Memoriam" under hi...Richard Litchfield William MorrisPrint: Book
1850-1899'Uncle Richard had adored Ruskin, and worshipped Morris, and had slept for years with a copy of "In Memoriam" under hi...Richard Litchfield Alfred TennysonIn MemoriamPrint: Book
1850-1899'Uncle Richard had adored Ruskin, and worshipped Morris, and had slept for years with a copy of "In Memoriam" under hi...Richard Litchfield William WordsworthPrint: Book
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'One would be called upon to read aloud, say, Wordsworth's "Excursion" with her - Wordsworth was her religion - but on...Gwen Raverat William WordsworthExcursion, ThePrint: Book
1700-1799'Mary Martin came to live with me at 30s per year. Read "The Conscious Lovers" in the even.'Thomas Turner Richard SteeleThe Conscious LoversPrint: Book
1850-1899'We are reading the "Seven Lamps of Architecture", some part very pretty, other by writing fine [though] very nonsensi...Charlotte Mary Yonge John RuskinSeven Lamps of ArchitecturePrint: Book
1700-1799'After supper finished "The Tragedy of Cato".'Thomas Turner Joseph AddisonCato, A TragedyPrint: Book
1700-1799'After supper read the "Tragedy of Macbeth", which I like very well.'Thomas Turner William ShakespeareMacbethPrint: Book
1900-1945'He even found time to be as courteous and helpful as ever to old friends, reading through, for instance, William Roth...Arnold Bennett William RothensteinMen and MemoriesManuscript: typescript
1900-1945'He returned to London to . . . Somerset Maugham's "Cakes and Ale", which he admired . . .'Arnold Bennett W Somerset MaughamCakes and AlePrint: Book
1800-1849'You will readily believe that I have not read much since I wrote to you. Roscoe's life of Lorenzo di'Medici - a work...Thomas Carlyle William RoscoeLife of Lorenzo Di Medici, 2 volsPrint: Book
1700-1799'At home all day. Not at church all day. Read part of Boyle's lectures and Smart's poem on eternity and immensity.'Thomas Turner Christopher SmartOn the eternity of the Supreme Being: a poetical essayPrint: Book
1700-1799[in April 1792 Larpent read] 'Smellie's "Philosophy of Nature" [sic] which she considered poorly organized but of suff...Anna Larpent William SmelliePhilosophy of Natural HistoryPrint: Book
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'Anna Larpent's diary mentions over 440 titles, including forty-six English novels (She preferred those by women or wo...Anna Larpent variousvariousPrint: Book
1700-1799'With a fine imagination and command of Language Charlotte Smith cannot write without Interest [.] this is an odd work...Anna Larpent Charlotte SmithDesmondPrint: Book
1600-1699'reasons out of Aristotle Mechanicks which I had very lately read' [explain a vision].Henry More AristotleMechanicksPrint: Book
1700-1799[Anna Seward on Thomas Gisborne's conduct books]: 'too strict'; they 'might have been more generally useful upon a les...Anna Seward Thomas Gisborne[conduct books]Print: Book
1700-1799'In the even T Davy brought a p[ai]r Shoes for my nephew and stayed and Supp'd w[i]th us and I read him the 4th of Til...Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Unknown
1700-1799'in the even I wrote my London letters... also read the News paper... as I was a writing all the even my wife read "Cl...Peggy Turner Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Unknown
1700-1799'My wife read part of "Clarissa Harlowe" to me in the even as I sat a-posting my book.'Peggy Turner Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Book
1700-1799'At home all day. On reading Derham's notes on Boyle's lectures I find he says that Mr Boyle demonstrates that so slen...Thomas Turner Christopher SmartOn the immensity of the Supreme Being: a poetical essayPrint: Book
1700-1799'Maria Josepha Holroyd in her teens was "enchanted" with the "all for Love" of de Stael's "Delphine", which in mature ...Maria Josepha Holroyd Germaine de StaelDelphinePrint: Book
1800-1849'In 1816, left alone in Bath by her husband, Mary Shelley records reading "The Solitary Wanderer", Charlotte Smith's "...Mary Shelley Charlotte SmithLetters of a Solitary WandererPrint: Book
1700-1799'Even conservative Elizabeth Montagu read "Bankes' voyage", and although she disapproved his religious scepticism she ...Elizabeth Montagu John HawkesworthAn account of voyages...Print: Book
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1700-1799'On Christmas day of 1756 he read seven of Tillotson's Sermons during the day and evening.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsUnknown
1700-1799[while he was doing his accounts Turner's wife read aloud to him] 'the moving Scene of the Funeral of Miss Clarissa Ha...Peggy Turner Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Book
1700-1799 'Mr Elles and I read 3 of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsUnknown
1700-1799'Joseph Fuller Jun. And Tho. Durrant drank some Coffee with me... to whom I read One of Tillotson's Sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsUnknown
1600-1699"In 1630 [William] Prynne saracastically claimed [in Lame Giles his Haltings 2-3] that he had 'repaired to the Printin...William Prynne Giles WiddowesLawlesse Kneelesse Schismaticall PuritanPrint: Book
1600-1699"In 1630 [William] Prynne saracastically claimed [in Lame Giles his Haltings 2-3] that he had 'repaired to the Printin...Giles WiddowesLawlesse Kneelesse Schismaticall PuritanPrint: Book
1600-1699"In 1630 [William] Prynne saracastically claimed [in Lame Giles his Haltings 2-3] that he had 'repaired to the Printin...anon ("others") Giles WiddowesLawlesse Kneelesse Schismaticall PuritanPrint: Book, proof copy
1700-1799'Tho. Davy Spent the Even and Supp'd at our house and read 2 of Tillotsons sermons to us.'Tho Davy John TillotsonSermonsUnknown
1600-1699Adrian Johns notes that "It was [Robert] Hooke who, during his employ with [Robert] Boyle, conducted him through most ...Robert Boyle Rene DescartesPrint: Book
1600-1699Adrian Johns notes that "It was [Robert] Hooke who, during his employ with [Robert] Boyle, conducted him through most ...Robert Boyle Rene DescartesPassionsPrint: Book
1600-1699" ... Abraham Cowley ... found that reading Spenser in his mother's parlor 'made [him] a Poet as immediately as a Chil...Abraham Cowley Edmund SpenserPrint: Book
1700-1799'Read "The Merry Wives of Windsor" wherein I think the genius of the author shows itself in a very conspicuous manner ...Thomas Turner William ShakespeareThe Merry Wives of WindsorPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even my wife finished reading of "Clarissa Harlowe", which I look upon as a very well-wrote thing though it mu...Peggy Turner Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Book
1700-1799'Carter and Talbot read fiction and corresponded about it, including "Roderick Random", the novels of Eliza Haywood, F...Catherine Talbot Tobias SmollettRoderick RandomPrint: Book
1700-1799'[Elizabeth Carter and Catherine Talbot] read and admired the work of Elizabeth Rowe, and questioned each other excite...Catherine Talbot Katherine PhillipsworksPrint: Book
1700-1799'[Carter] is sympathetic to women of different views, like Charlotte Smith or Helen Maria Williams whose books she fin...Elizabeth Carter Helen Maria Williamsvarious booksPrint: Book
1800-1849'Even during their elopement in Switzerland and Germany in 1814, Shelley read to her: "the siege of Jerusalem" from Ta...Percy Bysshe Shelley TacitusSiege of Jerusalem, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'Even during their elopement in Switzerland and Germany in 1814, Shelley read to her: "The Siege of Jerusalem" from Ta...Percy Bysshe Shelley Mary WollstonecraftLetters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway and DenmarkPrint: Book
1700-1799'Sarah Harriet Burney read Ariosto with "delight", but "Here and there he is a bad boy, and as the book is my own, & I...Sarah Harriet Burney AriostoPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the evening read 3 of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read one of Tillotson's sermons and which I think a very good one.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read 4 of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even Tho. Davy sat with us about 3 hours and to whom and in the day I read 7 of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In reading Josephus's "Jewish Antiques" I find his opinion was (or at least it was a prevailing notion in his time) t...Thomas Turner Flavius JosephusThe antiques of the JewsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the evening read one of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1850-1899[Maud Montgomery and her foster brothers] 'read the "Wide Awake" magazines the boys' aunt sent them for a while - the ...Lucy Maud Montgomery Hans Christian AndersenFairy TalesPrint: Book
1700-1799'Tho. Davy at our house in the even, to whom, and in the day, I read 6 of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1850-1899[Maud Montgomery] 'wrote her first poem after reading "Seasons", a book of poems by James Thomson, written in blank ve...Lucy Maud Montgomery James ThomsonSeasons, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'Along with her old school books [Maud Montgomery] read whatever she could find both for pleasure and to learn from th...Lucy Maud Montgomery Charles DickensPickwick Papers, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'Along with her old school books [Maud Montgomery] read whatever she could find both for pleasure and to learn from th...Lucy Maud Montgomery Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
1850-1899'Along with her old school books [Maud Montgomery] read whatever she could find both for pleasure and to learn from th...Lucy Maud Montgomery Ralph Waldo Emerson[Essays]Print: Book
1900-1945[L.M. Montgomery] 'read a great deal; she mentions fifty different authors in her journal which covers the years 1910 ...Lucy Maud Montgomery Olive SchreinerPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even and the day read 2 of Tillotson's sermons and part of Sherlock upon death. I this day completed reading o...Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even and the day read 2 of Tillotson's sermons and part of Sherlock upon death. I this day completed reading o...Thomas Turner William SherlockA practical discourse concerning deathPrint: Book
1700-1799'...in the even read part of Sherlock upon death.' Thomas Turner William SherlockA practical discourse concerning deathPrint: Book
1600-1699"When [Isaac] Newton arrived at Greenwich in September 1694, the astronomer [John Flamsteed] showed him 157 lunar posi...Isaac Newton John Flamsteedastronomical calculations (lunar positions)Manuscript: Unknown
1700-1799Adrian Johns discusses John Flamsteed's reading of sheets 1 and 3 of his star catalogue (submitted for printing withou...John Flamsteed John Flamsteedsections of catalogue of starsPrint: sheets
1700-1799Adrian Johns describes how "[Edmond] Halley ... [took] to 'correcting' the copy [of John Flamsteed's star catalogue] i...Edmond Halley John Flamsteedcatalogue of stars
1700-1799"As late as 1782 ... [Caroline Herschel] would employ a telescope to 'sweep' the sky for comets, with her brother Will...Caroline and William HerschelJohn FlamsteedAtlas CoelestisPrint: Book
1800-1849" ... when he (and all other readers) had failed to decipher the shorthand of [John] Flamsteed's most informed corresp...Charles Babbage Abraham Sharpshorthand writingsManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849[Marginalia]: marginal pencil annotations throughout the book, either English or Persian, mainly appear to comment or ...John Drummond Erskine Stephen WestonA specimen of the conformity of the European languagesPrint: Book
1700-1799'This day completed the reading of Sherlock on death and which I esteem a very plain, good book, proper for every Chri...Thomas Turner William SherlockA practical discourse concerning deathPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have only now realised that the reason Blind Pew in "Treasure Island" frightened me so extremely was that I gave hi...Gwen Raverat Robert Louis StevensonTreasure IslandPrint: Book
1700-1799'Tho. Davy at our house in the latter part of the even to whom I read the last of "The Complaint" and part of Sherlock...Thomas Turner William SherlockA practical discourse concerning deathPrint: Book
1850-1899'The books [Uncle George] read to us were all in the romantic vein: Shakespeare's "Histories", Chaucer, Percy's "Reliq...George Darwin William Shakespeare[Histories]Print: Book
1850-1899'The books [Uncle George] read to us were all in the romantic vein: Shakespeare's "Histories", Chaucer, Percy's "Reliq...George Darwin Walter Scott[novels]Print: Book
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'Aunt Ellen and her friends seemed to me wonderfully up-to-date and literary. She used to read Stevenson and Henley to...Ellen Crofts Robert Louis StevensonPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of the "New Whole Duty of Man".'Thomas Turner Richard AllestreeThe new whole duty of man, containing the faith as well as the practice of a ChristainPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the day read part of the "New Whole Duty of Man". And in the even Tho. Davy at our house to whom I read part of Sh...Thomas Turner Richard AllestreeThe whole new duty of man, containing the faith as well as the practice of a ChristainPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the day read part of the "New Whole Duty of Man". And in the even Tho. Davy at our house to whom I read part of Sh...Thomas Turner William SherlockA practical discourse concerning deathPrint: Book
1900-1945'Aunty Etty wrote of E.M. Forster, "His novel is really NOT good; and it's too unpleasant for the girls to read. I ver...Henrietta Darwin Edward Morgan ForsterPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of Collins's "Peerage of England".'Thomas Turner Arthur CollinsThe peerage of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the day read part of the 1st volume of "The Peerage of England".'Thomas Turner Arthur CollinsThe peerage of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799'Read part of "The Peerage of England".'Thomas Turner Arthur CollinsThe peerage of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799'Read part of Salmon "On Marriage".'Thomas Turner Thomas SalmonA critical essay concerning marriagePrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even finished reading Salmon "On Marriage", which I think to be a very indifferent thing, for the author appea...Thomas Turner Thomas SalmonA critical essay concerning marriagePrint: Book
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Leon Edel, introducing vol 1 of Henry James's Letters: "[Edmund Gosse] had written biographies which James had critici...Henry James Edmund GossebiographiesPrint: Book
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Leon Edel, introducing vol 1 of Henry James's Letters, on James's feelings regarding publication of letters: "He oppos...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonLettersPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Thomas Sergeant Perry, from home of host family in Bonn, Sunday 5 August 1860: "[on Wednesday morning] ...Henry James Friedrich von SchillerMaria StuartPrint: Book
1850-1899Leon Edel notes re Henry James's unsigned review of Matthew Arnold, Essays in Criticism, in North American Review (Jul...Matthew Arnold Henry JamesReview of Matthew Arnold, Essays in CriticismPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Charles Eliot Norton, 28 February 1866: " ... allow me to retract my proposal to deal critically with M...Henry James Harriet Beecher Stowe[two or three works]Print: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Thomas Sergeant Perry, from Cambridge, Mass., 20 September 1867: "I had just been reading, when your le...Henry James Charles Augustin Sainte-BeuveNouveaux lundisPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Thomas Sergeant Perry, from Cambridge, Mass., 20 September 1867: "I read recently, by the way ... [Geor...Henry James George SandMemoirsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 22 November 1867: "I recd. about a fortnight ago -- your letter with the review of Grimm...Henry James William JamesReview of Herman Grimm, Unuberwundliche MachteManuscript: Letter
1850-1899Leon Edel, introducing Henry James's letters from 1869-70: " [James] traveled in 1869, reading Goethe, Stendhal, the P...Henry James Charles de BrossesunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Alice James, in letter begun 10 March 1869 (continued on 12 March), on evening spent at home of William...William Morris William MorrisThe Earthly ParadiseUnknown
1700-1799'[Elizabeth Carter and Catherine Talbot] read and admired the work of Elizabeth Rowe, and questioned each other excite...Elizabeth Carter Katherine PhilipsworksPrint: Book
1700-1799'she thinks Rousseau "the most dangerous writer I ever read", his work "of so bad tendency that, after a few trials, I...Elizabeth Carter Jean Jacques RousseauworksPrint: Book
1700-1799'Carter and Talbot read fiction and corresponded about it, including "Roderick Random", the novels of Eliza Haywood, F...Elizabeth Carter Tobias SmolletRoderick RandomPrint: Book
1700-1799'Even conservative Elizabeth Montagu read "Bankes's Voyage", and although she disapproved his religious scepticism she...Elizabeth Montagu John HawkesworthAn account of voyages undertaken... for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere and performed by Commodore Byrone, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret and Captain Cook (from 1702 to 1771) drawn up from the Journals...Print: Book
1700-1799'While I was writing the two volumes [of Pamela], my worthy-hearted wife, and the young lady who is with us, when I ha...Samuel Richardson Samuel RichardsonPamelaManuscript: Unknown, manuscript of his novel
1700-1799'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, bot...John Heylin Samuel RichardsonClarissaManuscript: Unknown, early MS version
1700-1799'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, bot...Mrs Heylin Samuel RichardsonClarissaManuscript: Unknown, early MS version
1700-1799'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, bot...Miss Cheyne Samuel RichardsonClarissaManuscript: Unknown, early MS version
1700-1799'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, bot...John Freke Samuel RichardsonClarissaManuscript: Unknown, early MS version
1700-1799'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, bot...Edward Young Samuel RichardsonClarissaManuscript: Unknown, early MS version
1700-1799'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, bot...Colley Cibber Samuel RichardsonClarissaManuscript: Unknown, early MS version
1700-1799'While I read [your letter], I have you before me in person: I converse with you and your dear Anna, as arm in arm you...Samuel Richardson Sophia Westcomb[letter]Manuscript: Letter, Unknown
1700-1799'There was no need to bespeak my Patience, nor anything but my Gratitude, on reading such a Letter as you have favoure...Samuel Richardson Lady Bradshaigh[letter]Manuscript: Letter
1700-1799'I don't wonder that you are in such raptures with Spenser! What an imagination! What an invention! What painting! Wha...Susanna Highmore Edmund SpenserPrint: Book
1700-1799'I don't wonder that you are in such raptures with Spenser! What an imagination! What an invention! What painting! Wha...Samuel Richardson Edmund SpenserPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]: some marginal and text pencil annotations to pp 408-438 only, e.g: p. 408 'Prop.1 Prices are in proport...John Drummond Erskine James SteuartAn inquiry into the principles of political oeconomyPrint: Book
1700-1799'Carter read and enjoyed fiction until the end of her life. Pennington reveals her enthusiasm for a number of novelist...Elizabeth Carter Jane WestA Tale of the Times and other worksPrint: Book
1700-1799'[Pennington] emphasises... that she "highly disapproved" the novels of Charlotte Smith, believing their morality "ver...Elizabeth Carter Charlotte SmithEmmelinePrint: Book
1700-1799'[Pennington] emphasises... that she "highly disapproved" the novels of Charlotte Smith, believing their morality "ver...Elizabeth Carter Charlotte SmithDesmondPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Alice James, 31 August 1869, on walking in Switzerland and Italy: "[after crossing Bernadine pass] I .....Henry James Harriet Beecher StoweOld Town FolksPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 1 January 1870 (letter begun 27 December 1869): " ... I felt a most refreshing blast of ...Henry James Henry James Sr"reply to a 'Swedenborgian'"Print: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'In the even read part of Josephus's "Jewish Antiques".'Thomas Turner Flavius JosephusThe genuine works of Flavius JosephusPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the evening read part of the "Jewish Antiques".'Thomas Turner Flavius JosephusThe genuine works of Flavius JosephusPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of Wiseman's "Chyrurgery".'Thomas Turner Richard WisemanSeveral Chirurgical TreatisesPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of Addison's "Evidences of the Christian Religion".'Thomas Turner Joseph AddisonThe evidences of the Christian ReligionPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even and the day read two of Tillotson's sermons and part of the 2nd volume of Hervey's "Meditations". Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even and the day read 6 of Bishop Sherlock's sermons, which I think extremely good, there being sound reasonin...Thomas Turner Thomas SherlockSermons on various subjects, moral and theological, now first publishedPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read Gibson on lukewarmness in religion, and a sermon of his entitled "Trust in God, the best remedy agai...Thomas Turner Edmund GibsonThe evil and danger of lukewarmness in religionPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read Gibson on lukewarmness in religion, and a sermon of his entitled "Trust in God, the best remedy agai...Thomas Turner Edmund GibsonTrust in God the best remedy against fears of all kindsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read one of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even Tho. Davy at our house, to whom I read three of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'...read part of Drelincourt on death and in the even one of Tillotson's sermons.'Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even Mr Tipper read to me part of a -I know not what to call it but "Tristram Shandy".'Thomas Tipper Laurence SterneTristram ShandyPrint: Book
1700-1799'Though I have constantly been a purchaser of the Ramblers from the first five that you were so kind as to present me ...Samuel Richardson Samuel JohnsonRambler, ThePrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'Though I have constantly been a purchaser of the Ramblers from the first five that you were so kind as to present me ...Samuel Richardson Joseph AddisonThe SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'Have you seen two volumes called "Deism Revealed"? 'Tis a well written piece, and much approved here. I think it is n...Samuel Richardson Philip SkeltonOphiomaches: or, Deism RevealedManuscript: Unknown, MS of work Richardson printed
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr, 14 January 1870: "With your letter [of 22 December 1869] came two Nations, with your Sw...Henry James Henry James Srarticles on SwedenborgPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr, 14 January 1870: "With your letter [of 22 December 1869] came two Nations, with your Sw...Henry James Henry James Sr"Is Marriage Holy?"Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr, 14 January 1870: "I read in the last Atlantic Lowell's poem and Howells's Article."Henry James William Dean Howells"A Pedestrian Tour"Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 8 March 1870: "During the past month I have been ... reading among other things Browning...Henry James Charles de BrossesLettres familieres ecrites d'Italie en 1739 et 1740Print: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 8 March 1870: "During the past month I have been ... reading among other things Browning...Henry James Henry Crabbe RobinsonMemoirsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 8 March 1870: "During the past month I have been ... reading among other things Browning...Henry James Charles-Augustin Saint-BeuveunknownPrint: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James, in letter to Charles Eliot Norton, 16 January 1871, mentions "just having read in the Fortnightly for Dec...Henry James F. Harrisonarticle on BismarckPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Grace Norton, 16 July 1871: "My chronic eastward hankerings and hungerings have been very much quickene...Henry James Leslie StephenThe Playgrounds of EuropePrint: Book
1850-1899 Henry James to Charles Eliot Norton, 4 February 1872: "You, like all the world here I suppose, have been reading Fors...Henry James John ForsterLife of Charles DickensPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 28 September 1872 (letter begun 22 September): "I read your Taine and admired, though bu...Henry James William JamesReview of Hippolyte Taine, "On Intelligence"Print: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 8 January 1873, on meeting with Mrs Kemble on previous evening: "She is very magnificent...Frances Anne Kemble William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamUnknown
1850-1899Henry James to Mrs Henry James Sr, 24 March 1873: "Thank him [Henry James Sr] ... greatly for his story of Mr Webster....Henry James Henry James Sranecdote/account ("story of Mr Webster")Manuscript: Sheet
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 9 April 1873: "Your letter was full of points of great interest. Your criticism on Midd...Henry James William James"criticism of Middlemarch"Manuscript: Letter
1700-1799'Sam. Jenner drank tea with me, and to whom in the evening I read two of Tillotson's sermons.' Thomas Turner John TillotsonSermonsPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the evening wrote my London letters and read Shakespeare's "As you Like It" and "Taming a Shrew", both of which I ...Thomas Turner William ShakespeareAs you like itPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the evening wrote my London letters and read Shakespeare's "As you Like It" and "Taming a Shrew", both of which I ...Thomas Turner William ShakespeareThe taming of the shrewPrint: Book
1700-1799'After the fatigue of the day was over, I read part of Shakespeare's "Works".'Thomas Turner William ShakespeareWorksPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of Shakespeare's "Works", which I think extreme good in their kind.'Thomas Turner William ShakespeareWorksPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read several political papers called "The North Briton", which are wrote by John Wilkes Esq., member for ...Thomas Turner John WilkesThe North BritonPrint: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1700-1799'I remember once to have seen a little collection of letters and poetical scraps of Swift's, which passed between him ...Samuel Richardson Jonathan Swift[letters and poetical scraps]Manuscript: Letter
1800-1849'As the trade we did... was not sufficient to require my continual attention, I found time to read a good many of the ...Charles Manby Smith Bishop WatsonApology for the biblePrint: Book
1800-1849'His plan was to make use of me as a talking dictionary and grammar, confining my teachings exclusively to the answeri...Oliver GoldsmithVicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Sarah Butler Wister, 9 May 1873: "Some time since I began to read Tasso with Miss Bartlett and though h...Henry James and Miss BartlettTorquato TassounknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 22 June 1873: "I heard from my mother a day or two since that your book is having...Henry James William Dean HowellsA Chance Acquaintance (fifth part)Print: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 9 September 1873, regarding Howells's A Chance Acquaintance (just published): "I ...Henry James William Dean HowellsA Chance AcquaintancePrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 9 January 1874, regarding first half of "tale" (Eugene Pickering) being sent in s...Henry James Henry JamesEugene PickeringManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 19 or 26 March 1875: "I read this morning your notice of A Passionate Pilgrim ......Henry James William Dean Howellsreview of Henry James, A Passionate PilgrimPrint: Serial / periodical
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Henry James to E. C. Stedman, 1 September 1875: "My pretentions, in attenpting to talk about Tennyson [in review of Qu...Henry James Alfred TennysonunknownPrint: Book
[Marginalia]: pencil annotations on last binding page are in Latin and appear to be brief notes relating to 4 classes ...Robert ThomasThe modern practice of physic, exhibiting the characters, causes, symptoms, prognostic, morbid appearances, and improved method of treating, the diseases of all climatesPrint: Book
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1850-1899'Two little books that I read in my boyhood impressed and stimulated me greatly. They helped me in my efforts to live ...Thomas Burt Frederick DouglassNarrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slavePrint: Book
1850-1899'There is a novel, "Uncle Tom's Cabin", which I should not omit to mention, since it made a great sensation when it ap...Peter Burt Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have no enthusiasm-cui bono? I always ask myself. It would be irksome, & impossible, in this state of my sheet, to...Thomas Carlyle Horace Benedict SaussureVoyage dans les AlpesPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading a lovely book "And so to Bath" by Cecil Roberts. I must try to get it at home next hols.'Hilary Spalding Cecil RobertsAnd So to BathPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read and read "Fame is the Spur" which is gorgeous.'Hilary Spalding Howard SpringFame is the SpurPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read most of day. I am reading "Dandelion Days", and love it. I must get some more of the Henry Williamson books.'Hilary Spalding Henry WilliamsonDandelion DaysPrint: Book
1900-1945[alone in the sick bay] 'Read "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", as I always do when in the sick room.'Hilary Spalding Robert Louis StevensonDr Jekyll and Mr HydePrint: Book
1900-1945[alone in the sick bay] 'Read "Kidnapped". Not up to much... Dr came and said I couldn't go down [into lessons] until...Hilary Spalding Robert Louis StevensonKidnappedPrint: Book
1900-1945[alone in the sick bay] 'Read "Kidnapped". Not up to much... Dr came and said I couldn't go down [into lessons] until...Hilary Spalding Ernest Seton ThompsonTrail of the Sandhill Stag, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'I read "The Man in Grey" which is simply glorious. I must ry and get it.'Hilary Spalding Eleanor SmithMan in Grey, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'1943 My Favourite: Books: "How Green Was my Valley", "Witch in the Wood". Authors: T.H.White, Hugh Walpole Poems: ...Hilary Spalding Alfred, Lord TennysonLotos Eaters, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'1943 My Favourite: Books: "How Green Was my Valley", "Witch in the Wood". Authors: T.H.White, Hugh Walpole Poems: ...Hilary Spalding George Bernard Shaw[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'1943 My Favourite: Books: "How Green Was my Valley", "Witch in the Wood". Authors: T.H.White, Hugh Walpole Poems: ...Hilary Spalding William Shakespeare[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Walter ScottGuy ManneringPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Walter ScottGuy ManneringPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Ian FraserWhereas I was BlindPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Hammond InnesAttack AlarmPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Eleanor SmithLover's MeetingPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Donald RossMD - Doctor of MurderPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Dora Olive ThompsonThat Girl GingerPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Anthony ArmstrongTen Minute AlibiPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan the UntamedPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Nevil ShutePied PiperPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Ngaio MarshMan Lay Dead, APrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Rafael SabatiniBellarionPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Beverley NichollsDown the Garden PathPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Alexandre DumasThe Three MusketeersPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Noel StreatfeildHouse in Cornwall, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding "Bartimeus"Tall Ship, APrint: Book
1800-1849'There is also Madame de Stael on the French revolution - first volume only finished - remarks (if any) in the next le...Thomas Carlyle Anne Louise Germaine de Sta?l-Holstein'Considerations on the French Revolution'Print: Book
1800-1849'With regard to reading, you would think I have enough of time upon my hands at present: yet the truth is, I have ofte...Thomas Carlyle Robert JamesonUnknownPrint: Book
1800-1849'In conformity with ancient custom, I ought now to transmit you some account of my studies- But I have too much consci...Thomas Carlyle Anne Louise Germaine de Sta?l-HolsteinConsiderations Sur La Revolution FrancaisePrint: Book
1800-1849'In conformity with ancient custom, I ought now to transmit you some account of my studies- But I have too much consci...Thomas Carlyle Horace Benedict SaussureVoyages dans les AlpesPrint: Book
1700-1799'I am very charmed, my dear Mr Edwards, with your sweet Story of a Second Pamela. Had I drawn mine from the very Life,...Samuel Richardson Thomas Edwards[letter relating story of a real life 'Pamela']Manuscript: Letter
1700-1799'Did you never, madam, wish for Angelica's Invisible Ring, in Ariosto's "Orlando"? - I remember when I first read of i...Samuel Richardson Ludovico AriostoOrlando FuriosoPrint: Book
1700-1799'In a visit the Author of the Rambler made me on Monday last, I read to him your "Determinta", and expressed my wonder...Samuel Richardson Lady Bradshaigh'Determinta'Manuscript: unpublished piece of writing
1700-1799'In a visit the Author of the Rambler made me on Monday last, I read to him your "Determinta", and expressed my wonder...Samuel Johnson Lady Bradshaigh'Determinta'Manuscript: unpublished piece of writing
1700-1799'I have nothing to say in favour or disfavour of the Shakespeare illustrated. Some pieces are not calculated for more ...Samuel Richardson William Shakespeare[illustrated, edited version]Print: Book
1700-1799'I have read your Objections to Sir Charles's Divided Love to Mrs Donellan. Just her sentiments, she said. And Harriet...Samuel Richardson Lady Bradshaigh[comments on MS of Sir Charles Grandison]Manuscript: Letter
1700-1799'I have read your Objections to Sir Charles's Divided Love to Mrs Donellan. Just her sentiments, she said. And Harriet...Hester Mulso Lady Bradshaigh[comments on MS of Sir Charles Grandison]Manuscript: Letter
1700-1799'I have read your Objections to Sir Charles's Divided Love to Mrs Donellan. Just her sentiments, she said. And Harriet...Mrs Donellan Lady Bradshaigh[comments on MS of Sir Charles Grandison]Manuscript: Letter
1700-1799'You did not tell me before, that you had read the Hermit and Alfrida. There are charming Things in both. I read them...Samuel Richardson William MasonElfridaPrint: Book
1700-1799'You did not tell me before, that you had read the Hermit and Alfrida. There are charming Things in both. I read them ...Lady Bradshaigh William MasonElfridaPrint: Book
1700-1799 'A bookseller made me a present of 2 vols of a piece intitled, "A Journey thro' Life." My wife and girls, and Miss C...Richardson's wife and daughtersSarah Scott (attrib)A Journey Thro' Every Stage of LifePrint: Book
1700-1799 'A bookseller made me a present of 2 vols of a piece intituled, A Journey thro' Life. My wife and girls, and Miss Co...Miss Collier Sarah Scott (attrib)A Journey Thro' Every Stage of LifePrint: Book
1700-1799'Have you read Mad. Sevigne's Letters from the [French]? Fine passages and Sentiments there are in it, & a notion give...Samuel Richardson Marie de Rabutin-Chantal Marquise de SevigneLettersPrint: Book
1700-1799'Have you read Mad. Sevigne's Letters from the [French]? Fine passages and Sentiments there are in it, & a notion give...Samuel Richardson Ninon de LenclosLetters of Ninon de Lenclos to the Marquis of SevignePrint: Book
1700-1799'Does your Ladiship see The Adventurer? I buy it; but have not had time to read but here and there one; But purpose fr...Samuel Richardson John HawkesworthAdventurer, ThePrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'At home all day. On reading Derham's notes on Boyle's lectures I find he says that Mr Boyle demonstrates that so slen...Thomas Turner Christopher SmartOn the omniscence of the Supreme Being: a poetical essayPrint: Book
1700-1799'At home all day. On reading Derham's notes on Boyle's lectures I find he says that Mr Boyle demonstrates that so slen...Thomas Turner Christopher SmartOn the power of the Supreme Being: a poetical essayPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Dorothy L SayersThe Man Born to be KingPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Harrison AinsworthOld Saint Paul'sPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding John SteinbeckThe Moon is DownPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding W.C. Sellar1066 and All ThatPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Jonathan SwiftGulliver's TravelsPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding A.E.W. MasonEnsign KnightleyPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Beverley NicholsMesmerPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding F AnsteyHumour and FantasyPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Sean O'CaseyJuno and the PaycockPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Henry WilliamsonBeautiful Years, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Henry WilliamsonSalar the SalmonPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Henry WilliamsonDream of Fair Women, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Henry WilliamsonStar-born, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Arthur RansomePicts and the Martyrs, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding H.G. WellsThree Short StoriesPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Beverley NicholsThatched Roof, APrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding George SavaHealing Knife, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Beverley NicholsStar Spangled Manner, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Anna Sligh TurnbullDay Must Dawn, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Harrison AinsworthTower of London, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Sarah Hodgson BurnettLittle Princess, APrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Kay AmbroseBallet Lover's NotebookPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareHenry the FifthPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareAntony and CleopatraPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding S.P.B. MaisWriting of English, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding E.F. BensonMiss MappPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding Laurence HousmanHappy and GloriousPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding R Brimley JohnsonBirth of Romance, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding R Brimley JohnsonComedy of Life, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1943, in diary for 1943]: 'The Farthing Spinster; Guy Mannering; Whereas I was Blind; And So t...Hilary Spalding R Brimley JohnsonSome Little TalesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Am reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin", which is glorious, but very sad. I cried buckets and buckets!"Hilary Spalding Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading "Tom's Brown's Schooldays", which is awfully nice.' Hilary Spalding Thomas HughesTom Brown's SchooldaysPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "Two Survived", the most amazing book, which is most exciting.'Hilary Spalding Guy Pierce JonesTwo SurvivedPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read lovely book: "Cold Comfort Farm"'.Hilary Spalding Stella GibbonsCold Comfort FarmPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "The Count of Monte Cristo" (abridged) which is simply superb. Bought "Song of Bernadette" at last.'Hilary Spalding Alexandre DumasCount of Monte Cristo, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "Have His Carcase". Will be the last fiction I'll read at weekends till after exams, worse luck. Am beginning ...Hilary Spalding Dorothy L SayersHave His CarcasePrint: Book
1900-1945'Read Shaw, which is wonderful, but I'm sure I don't understand half of it.'Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawComplete PlaysPrint: Book
1900-1945'1944 My Favourite: Books: "Peter Abelard". "The Story of San Michele" Authors: Henry Williamson, B. Nichols Poems...Hilary Spalding Henry WilliamsonunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'1944 My Favourite: Books: "Peter Abelard". "The Story of San Michele" Authors: Henry Williamson, B. Nichols Poems...Hilary Spalding Beverley NicholsunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Eleanor SmithLife's a CircusPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Marjorie Kinnan RawlingsCross CreekPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Caryl BrahmsFootnotes to the BalletPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Rafael SabatiniCaptain BloodPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Rafael SabatiniScaramouchePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawHeartbreak HousePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Rafael SabatiniFortune's FoolPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Talbot Baines ReedFifth Form at St Dominic'sPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Rafael SabatiniLost King, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George SavaSurgeon's Destiny, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Norman CollinsAnnaPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding J.B. PriestleyGood CompanionsPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding C.O. SkinnerOur Hearts were Young and GayPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Siegfried SassoonMemoirs of a Fox-hunting ManPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George SavaHealing Knife, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawSaint JoanPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawCaesar and CleopatraPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Stella GibbonsChristmas at Cold Comfort FarmPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawDark Lady of the SonnetsPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Charles DickensChristmas Carol, APrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding A SeylerCraft of ComedyPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareAs You Like ItPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding John GalsworthyPlaysPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding William ShakespearePericlesPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding Wilfred MasseyCrime at the ClubPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawMajor BarbaraPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawPygmalionPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawYou Never Can TellPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding George Bernard ShawDoctor's DilemmaPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read during 1944]: 'The Specialist; All This and Heaven Too; Antony; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Roper's Row; T...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareKing JohnPrint: Book
1850-1899?The gentle Cowper was my earliest favourite, a small second-hand copy of his poems, which I bought for eighteen pence...Thomas Burt William Wordsworth[poems]Print: Book
1850-1899?Two or three years my senior, Sam, like myself, was acquiring a taste for books. Our tastes were not wholly dissimila...Samuel Bailey Archibald AlisonHistory of EuropePrint: Book
1850-1899?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakesp...Thomas Burt William ShakespeareThe TempestPrint: Book
1850-1899?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakesp...Thomas Burt William ShakespeareMeasure for measurePrint: Book
1850-1899?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakesp...Thomas Burt William ShakespeareLove's Labour's LostPrint: Book
1850-1899?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakesp...Thomas Burt William ShakespeareHamletPrint: Book
1850-1899?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakesp...Thomas Burt William ShakespeareOthelloPrint: Book
1850-1899?I now read for the first time "The Tempest", "Measure for Measure", "Love?s Labour?s Lost", and many other of Shakesp...Thomas Burt William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: Book
1800-1849?In one of my early schoolbooks, indeed, I had read "Lucy Gray" and "We are seven". The music of these simple lays had...Thomas Burt William WordsworthLucy GrayPrint: Book
1800-1849?In one of my early schoolbooks, indeed, I had read "Lucy Gray" and "We are seven". The music of these simple lays had...Thomas Burt William WordsworthWe are sevenPrint: Book
1850-1899?Joe was never tired of expatiating on the beauties and grandeur of Wordsworth, and my lack of responsiveness must hav...Thomas Burt William WordsworthThe DaffodilsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Thomas Seregant Perry, 25 November 1883: "I have just been reading the two last [sixth and seventh] vol...Henry James Countess Claire-Elisabeth de RemusatCorrespondence (vols 6 and 7)Print: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 5 December 1884: "I read only last night your paper in the December Longman's i...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonarticlePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 2 January 1885: "Three days ago ... came the two copies of Father's (and your) book ... ...Henry James Henry James Sr and William JamesThe Literary Remains of the Late Henry JamesPrint: Book, Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Theodore E. Child, 30 May 1885: "I ought already to have thanked you for your friendly thought and deli...Henry James Guy de MaupassantBel-AmiPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Wiliam Dean Howells, 7 December 1886: "The last thing I did before leaving London three days and a half...Henry James William Dean HowellsThe Minister's ChargePrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 5 October 1887 (in letter begun 1 October 1887): "I hadn't seen ... [W. D. Howells's] 't...Henry James William Dean HowellsarticlePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Robert Louis Stevenson to Henry James, November-early December 1887: "I must break out with the news that I can't bear...Robert Louis Stevenson Henry JamesPortrait of a LadyPrint: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 31 July 1888: "Edmund Gosse has sent me his clever little life of Congreve, jus...Henry James Edmund GosseLife of CongrevePrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Wiliam James, 29 November 1888: " ... I have had in my hands the earlier sheets of the Master of Ballan...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonThe Master of BallantraeManuscript: Sheet
1700-1799'In Dodsley's "Miscellanies" there are two or three pretty pieces of Mr Mason. Bacon's "Life by Mr Mallet" perhaps you...Samuel Richardson William Mason[items in Dodsley's Miscellanies]Print: Book
1700-1799 'I am glad the Adventurers please your Ladiship. You think the Style of some of them uneasy and difficult. The princi...Lady Bradshaigh John HawkesworthThe AdventurerPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799 'I am glad the Adventurers please your Ladiship. You think the Style of some of them uneasy and difficult. The princi...Samuel Richardson John Hawkesworth[items in Cave's Magazine]Print: Serial / periodical
1700-1799'Who is this Yorick? you are pleased to ask me. You cannot, I imagine have looked into his books: execrable I cannot b...Samuel Richardson Laurence SterneThe Life and Opinions of Tristram ShandyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Rudie inspired in all his children a love of literature, reading aloud to them from his own favourites, the great Vic...Rudolph Lehmann Charles DickensPrint: Book
1900-1945'Rudie inspired in all his children a love of literature, reading aloud to them from his own favourites, the great Vic...Rosamond Lehmann Hans Andersen[fairy tales]Print: Book
1900-1945'Rudie inspired in all his children a love of literature, reading aloud to them from his own favourites, the great Vic...Rosamond Lehmann Edith NesbitPrint: Book
1900-1945'Rudie inspired in all his children a love of literature, reading aloud to them from his own favourites, the great Vic...Rosamond Lehmann Comtesse de SegurLes Petites Filles Mod?lesPrint: Book
1900-1945[Lehmann's novel "Dusty Answer" has a structure] 'possibly derived from May Sinclair's bleak and brilliant portrait of...Rosamond Lehmann May SinclairLife and Death of Harriet FreanPrint: Book
1900-1945'Through her old friendship with Stephen Tennant, Rosamond became devoted to his lover, Siegfried Sassoon, whose work ...Rosamond Lehmann Siegfried SassoonPrint: Book
1900-1945'her main intellectual interests were always literary, and as a novelist she was predominantly engaged in the business...Rosamond Lehmann Cecil Day LewisPrint: Book
1900-1945'her main intellectual interests were always literary, and as a novelist she was predominantly engaged in the business...Rosamond Lehmann Jean RhysVoyage in the DarkPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]: some pencil marks and marginal ms notes throughout the text. Generally they highlight points of grammar ...John Drummond Erskine William JonesGrammar of the Persian Language, APrint: Book
1850-1899?There were other books which I then read and studied with care, including Adam Smith?s "Wealth of Nations" and Mill?s...Thomas Burt Adam SmithWealth of NationsPrint: Book
1850-1899?The library of the Mechanics' Institute gave me the opportunity to read some books which were then new to me, among t...Thomas Burt John RuskinCrown of Wild Olive: Three lectures on work, traffic and warPrint: Book
1850-1899?The library of the Mechanics' Institute gave me the opportunity to read some books which were then new to me, among t...Thomas Burt John RuskinSesame and LiliesPrint: Book
1850-1899?The library of the Mechanics' Institute gave me the opportunity to read some books which were then new to me, among t...Thomas Burt John RuskinModern PaintersPrint: Book
1900-1945'Do you want Frank Harris? If so, I think I could bring him into the fold. . . . His last book "The Bomb" (which is ...Arnold Bennett Frank HarrisBomb, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'He [Frank Harris] has two or three books unpublished; including one on Shakespeare which is probably the most penetra...Arnold Bennett Frank HarrisManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'I asked James if he had read Shaw?s Manifesto. He said "I have it here and have made several attempts, but his horri...Henry James G. B. ShawCommon Sense about the WarPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'If Machen?s onslaught is worse than Jimmy Douglas?s in the ?Star?, it will be a treat.' Arnold Bennett James DouglasPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899?This period gave me unnumbered hours for reading, and I devoured everything that came in my way, novels, histories, t...Thomas Catling Charles DickensBleak HousePrint: Book
1850-1899?There were no free libraries, so the younger hands joined with me in starting a "Literary Fund" of our own, towards w...Printers and compositors at Thomas Catling's place of work, Edward Lloyd's publishing houseCharles Dickens[works]Print: Book, Serial / periodical, presumably Dickens's fiction and journals
1700-1799'While at Mitchelstown she brushed up on her French by reading Madame de Genlis's Letters on Education, Louis Sebastie...Mary Wollstonecraft Madame de GenlisLetters on EducationPrint: Book
1700-1799'While at Mitchelstown she brushed up on her French by reading Madame de Genlis's "Letters on Education", Louis Sebast...Mary Wollstonecraft Baroness de MontoliereCaroline de LitchfieldPrint: Book
1700-1799'the book that prompted [Mary Wollstonecraft's] fullest comment was Rousseau's "Emile". It was bound to appeal to her;...Mary Wollstonecraft Jean Jacques RousseauEmilePrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, from Milan, 17 May 1890: " ... I have been reading the Hazard of New Fortunes ......Henry James William Dean HowellsA Hazard of New Fortunes vol 1Print: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, from Milan, 17 May 1890: " ... I have been reading the Hazard of New Fortunes ......Henry James William Dean HowellsA Hazard of New Fortunes vol 2Print: Book
1700-1799'I am now reading Rousseau's "Emile", and love his paradoxes. He chuses a common capacity to educate - and gives as a ...Mary Wollstonecraft Jean Jacques RousseauEmilePrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Henrietta Reubell, 7 July 1890: "I have read Notre Coeur but haven't looked at Bourget in the Figaro."Henry James Guy de MaupassantNotre CoeurPrint: Unknown
1700-1799'I am so fatigued with poring over a German book, I scarcely can collect my thoughts or even spell English words.'Mary Wollstonecraft [probably] Christian Gotthilf Salzmann[probably] Moralisches ElementarbuchPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 12 January 1891: "To-day what I am grateful for is your new ballad-book, which ...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonBalladsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 12 January 1891: "I read with unrestrictive relish the first chapters of your p...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonThe South SeasPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 13 January 1891 (in letter begun 12 January 1891): "Since yesterday I have ... ...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonBalladsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 6 February 1891: " ... I blush to say I haven't had freedom of mind or cerebral freshnes...Henry James William JamesPrinciples of PsychologyPrint: Book
1700-1799'I have just cast my eye over your sensible little pamphlet, and found fewer of the superlatives, exquisite, fascinati...Mary Wollstonecraft Mary HaysCursory RemarksManuscript: Unknown, MS version of pamphlet
1850-1899Henry James to Edmund Gosse, 28 April 1891: "I return the Ibsenite volume with many thanks -- especially for the oppor...Henry James Edmund GossePreface to Vol 1 of Ibsen, WorksPrint: Book
1700-1799'I have sent you the "Gossip Story" to review, as you wish to read it, but I would thank you if you would do it immedi...Mary Wollstonecraft Jane WestA Gossip's StoryPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Edmund Gosse, 28 April 1891: "I return the Ibsenite volume with many thanks -- especially for the oppor...Henry James Henrik IbsenRosmersholmPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Edmund Gosse, 28 April 1891: "I return the Ibsenite volume with many thanks -- especially for the oppor...Henry James Henrik IbsenGhostsPrint: Book
1700-1799'Mrs Robinson... has read your novel, and was very much pleased with the main story; but did not like the conclusion. ...Mrs Robinson Mary HaysMemoirs of Emma CourtneyPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'We read, wrote and walked a little before dinner. After, I read Sainte Beuve aloud.'George Eliot [pseud] Charles Augustin Sainte Beuve[unknown]Print: Book
1850-1899'When the cigars came, Hoffmann was requested to read some of his poetry, and he gave us a bacchanalian poem with grea...George Eliot (pseud) August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben[a bacchanalian poem]Manuscript: Unknown, own poem
1900-1945'I'm reading Quiller Couch's "Art of Writing", & am more & more convinced that he should be read by everyone compulsor...Hilary Spalding C.S. LewisScrewtape Letters, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'[while in the sickroom with a bug] Today I felt heaps better, no temp, no aches, & felt less jellyish. I read a lot,...Hilary Spalding Florence ConverseHouse of Prayer, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'We set off for Ilmenau by railway. I read Liszt's account of "Der Fliegende Holander" by the way.'George Eliot (pseud) Franz Liszt[account of Der Fliegende Hollander - The Flying Dutchman]Print: Unknown
1850-1899'In the morning I partly condensed Liszt's article on Meyerbeer for the Vivian paper. In the evening walked and read a...George Eliot (pseud) Franz Liszt[article on Meyerbeer]Manuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'I read "Hangman's Holiday" with great enjoyment.'Hilary Spalding Dorothy SayersHangman's HolidayPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read "Strong Poison" all day and enjoyed it thoroughly.'Hilary Spalding Dorothy SayersStrong PoisonPrint: Book
1900-1945[In bed recovering from gastro-enteritis] 'I read "Crowthers" all day, and loved it.'Hilary Spalding Thomas ArmstrongCrowthers of BankdamPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read quite a lot of the "Antiquary" and felt quite virtuous.'Hilary Spalding Walter ScottAntiquary, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'Spent most of the morning in bed reading Ibsen's "Ghosts", which is a masterpiece, I think.'Hilary Spalding Henrik IbsenGhostsPrint: Book
1900-1945[Three days after V.E. day] 'I finished the "Antiquary" at last. It's pretty awful, though quite exciting in patches.'Hilary Spalding Walter ScottAntiquary, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'I have been reading Tennyson's "Summer Evening", which is a lovely poem, full of pictures.'Hilary Spalding Alfred, Lord TennysonSummer EveningPrint: Book
1850-1899'Began translating Spinoza's Ethics... Read Wilhelm Meister aloud in the evening'George Eliot [pseud] Benedictus de SpinozaEthicsPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945[Sunday, on a bike picnic] 'It began to pour down just as B [unidentified] and I reached a barn... so we stayed there ...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareSonnetsPrint: Book
1900-1945'I finished reading "The Rivals", and have embarked on Bradley's "Shakespearean Tragedy"'.Hilary Spalding Richard Brinsley SheridanRivals, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'Read Vehse's Weimar in the evening'.George Eliot [pseud] Carl Eduard VehseDer Hof zu WeimarPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'I revised "Pericles" [for Elocution exam] and wrote notes on it. It's a horrid play, completely unlikely but quite f...Hilary Spalding William ShakespearePericlesPrint: Book
1900-1945'I did a lot of "The Rivals", which I don't like a bit. It has momentary flashes of wit, but otherwise it's awful.'Hilary Spalding Richard Brinsley SheridanRivals, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'I read "Nine Tailors" all pm although I'd promised myself I'd work at night. But it was a lovely evening and I lay i...Hilary Spalding Dorothy SayersNine Tailors, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'"Nine Tailors" all evening.'Hilary Spalding Dorothy SayersNine Tailors, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'I finished "The Conquered", and wrote to Uncle John, who sent me a really wizard book - 10/ - called "People and Plac...Hilary Spalding Naomi MichisonConquered, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'I read Wilhelm Meister aloud, and then G. read part of the Merchant of Venice'George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareThe Merchant of VenicePrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Laocoon'.George Eliot [pseud] Gotthold Ephraim LessingLaocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and PoetryPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Finished Lessing's Laocoon - the most un-German of all German books that I have ever read.The style is strong clear a...George Eliot [pseud] Gotthold Ephraim LessingLaocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and PoetryPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Ill all day and unable to go out. G. finished Romeo and Juliet'.George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Home for half an hour and read Nathan der Weise'.George Eliot [pseud] Gotthold Ephraim LessingNathan der WeisePrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'I read "The Sun is My Undoing" - fast and very meaty. Intensely interesting - till 12 pm'.Hilary Spalding Marguerite SteenSun is my Undoing, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'G. read Julius Caesar aloud, as far as Caesar's appearance in the senate house. Very much struck with the masculine s...George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareJulius CaesarPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899''Finished Minna von Barnhelm... G. began Antony and Cleopatra'.George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareAntony and CleopatraPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899''Finished Minna von Barnhelm... G. began Antony and Cleopatra'.George Eliot [pseud] Gotthold Ephraim LessingMinna von BarnhelmPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'Spent afternoon reading "Twelfth Night"... read more of "England their England" which is a scream.'Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareTwelfth NightPrint: Book
1850-1899'Read Italianische Reise - Residence in Naples. Pretty passage about a star seen through a chink in the ceiling as he ...George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareHenry IVPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'I have begun Scherr's Geschichte Deutschen Cultur und Sitte'.George Eliot [pseud] Johannes ScherrGeschichte Deutschen Cultur und Sitte'Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'Had a really wizard lecture from [Prof.] Renwick on Milton, in which he read a good lot of Milton and Shakespeare to ...Hilary Spalding William ShakespeareunknownPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 15 April 1892: "... I have just read the last page of the sweet collection of s...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonAcross the PlainsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Robert Louis Stevenson, 8 June 1893: "It was only when I came back [from travels abroad] the other day ...Henry James Robert Louis StevensonIsland NightsPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James, in letters to his brother, and sister-in-law, Mr and Mrs William James (25 May 1894; 28 May 1894) discuss...Henry James Alice JamesThe Diary of Alice JamesPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James, in letter of 13 December 1894 to Edmund Gosse, returns, and discusses reading (with enthusiasm) Gosse's a...Henry James Edmund Gosse"paper on Pater"Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Mrs. Henry James Sr., 8 May 1876: "The other day I was at the house of a dreadful old lion huntress, Mm...Mme. Blaze de Bury Henry JamesstoriesPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Wiliam James, 28 February 1877: " ... [Henry Sidgwick] has read Roderick Hudson (!) and asked me to sto...Henry Sidgwick Henry JamesRoderick HudsonPrint: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr., 19 April 1878: "Two days since I dined with Frederick Macmillan to meet Mr Grove, the ...Archibald Grove Henry JamesThe AmericanPrint: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr., 29 May 1878: " ... Sir Charles Dilke ... appears to have found time ... to read and be...Sir Charles Dilke Henry James"French essays"Print: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Elizabeth Boott 30 October 1878, on lunch that day with Tennyson at his home, : "He read out 'Locksley ...Alfred Tennyson Alfred TennysonLocksley HallUnknown
1850-1899'G went at 8 and I spent the evening alone for the first time since we have been at Berlin. I read G's Farce - Robson'...George Eliot [pseud] George Henry Lewes[a farce]Manuscript: UnknownUnknown
1850-1899'went to dine at the Hotel de l'Europe. I took Iphigenia to read. Italianische Reise until Dessoir came. He read us th...William ShakespeareRichard IIIPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'went to dine at the Hotel de l'Europe. I took Iphigenia to read. Italianische Reise until Dessoir came. He read us th...George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareThe Merchant of VenicePrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Hermann and Dorothea - 4 first books. G read 2nd Part of Henry IV'.George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareHenry IV, Part IIPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Bad headache. A regularly wet morning. Read the Athenaeum and Leader and finished Iphigenia'.George Eliot [pseud] variousThe LeaderPrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Bad headache. A regularly wet morning. Read the Athenaeum and Leader and finished Iphigenia'.George Eliot [pseud] variousAthenaeumPrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Began Tasso aloud. G. read two acts of As You Like It'.George Eliot [pseud] Torquato TassounknownPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Began Tasso aloud. G. read two acts of As You Like It'.George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareAs You Like ItPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read aloud Heine's "Gotter im Exil" and some of his poems. G. read aloud Lear'.George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareKing LearPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Came home and copied Goethe's discourse on Shakespeare. Read, at dinner, his wonderful observations on Spinoza. Parti...George Eliot [pseud] George Henry Lewes[draft of Life of Goethe]Manuscript: Unknown, MS of Lewes' book
1850-1899'Christmas day. Miserably wet... Taming of the Shrew'.George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareThe Taming of the ShrewPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Began Stahr's "Torso"... G read "Coriolanus". I read some of "Stahr" to him, but we found it too long wided a style f...George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareCoriolanusPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Began Stahr's "Torso"... G read "Coriolanus". I read some of "Stahr" to him, but we found it too long wided a style f...George Eliot [pseud] Adolf StahrTorso: Kunst, K?nstler, und Kunstwerken der AltenPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'G. read some of "Twelfth Night", but his head got bad and he was obliged to leave off'George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareTwelfth NightPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Goethe's "Maxims in the Wanderjahre". Then we compared several scenes of "Hamlet" in Schlegel's translation with...George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareHamletPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Goethe's Maxims in the Wanderjahre. Then we compared several scenes of Hamlet in Schlegel's translation with the...George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareHamlet, translated into German by SchlegelPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Dr Fischer's pamphlet'.George Eliot [pseud] [Dr] Fischer[a pamphlet]Manuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Staid at home this evening and read G's M.S. Book 3. Took a little walk under the Linden and afterwards read Twelfth ...George Eliot [pseud] George Henry Lewesbook in MS, perhaps his Life of GoetheManuscript: Unknown, book M.S.
1850-1899'Staid at home this evening and read G's M.S. Book 3. Took a little walk under the Linden and afterwards read Twelfth ...George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareTwelfth NightPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Hamburgische Briefe at dinner about Voltaire's Merope. Read G's MS. Measure for Measure'.George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareMeasure for MeasurePrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Not well. G began Midsummer Night's Dream. I went to bed early.'George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareA Midsummer Night's DreamPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Tried reading the 2nd part of Faust aloud, but gave it up, as it was too difficult for G. to follow it rapidly enough...George Eliot [pseud] Adolf StahrEin Jahr in ItalienPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Tried reading the 2nd part of Faust aloud, but gave it up, as it was too difficult for G. to follow it rapidly enough...George Eliot [pseud] Georg Gottfried Gervinus[on Shakespeare]Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read the wondrously beautiful "Romische Elegien" again and some of the Venetian epigrams. G. began Winter's Tale'.George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareA Winter's TalePrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read... two first vols. of Vehse. Called at Vehse's for the other volumes'.George Eliot [pseud] Karl Eduard Vehseprobably Geschichte der deutschen H?fe seit der ReformationPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'we went to hear the reading of Gruppe's Ferdusi. But the reading was bad and the room insufferably hot. So we came aw...George Eliot and G.H. LewesWilliam ShakespeareunknownPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'G. read Richard III'. George Henry Lewes William ShakespeareRichard IIIPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'In the evening began Macaulay's History of England. Richard III and G's M.S. on Goethe's scientific labours'. George Eliot [pseud] George Henry Lewespart of the MS of his Life of GoetheManuscript: Unknown, MS of book
1850-1899'Read G.'s MS. of Friendship between Schiller and Goethe'. George Eliot [pseud] George Henry LewesMS of his Life of GoetheManuscript: Unknown, MS of book
1850-1899'In the evening Dessoir came and read Hamlet'.[M.] Dessoir William ShakespeareHamletPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'read... Shakspeare's (sic) Venus and Adonis'.George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareVenus and AdonisPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'I read Shakspeare's (sic) "Passionate Pilgrim" at breakfast and found a sonnet in which he expresses admiration of Sp...George Eliot [pseud] William Shakespeare (and others)The Passionate PilgrimPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'After dinner read "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and some of the "Sonnets". That play disgusted me more than ever in the f...George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareTwo Gentlemen of VeronaPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'After dinner read "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and some of the "Sonnets". That play disgusted me more than ever in the f...George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareSonnetsPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Shakspeare's (sic) Sonnets and part of "Tempest"'George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareThe TempestPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read "Leader" and Scherr'.George Eliot [pseud] [various]The LeaderPrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read "Macbeth".'George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareMacbethPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read "Romeo and Juliet"'George Eliot [pseud] William ShakespeareRomeo and JulietPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Scherr on the Ritterlich-romantische Literatur'George Eliot [pseud] Johannes Scherr[perhaps] Geschichte der englischen Literatur?Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Began Schrader's German Mythology'George Eliot [pseud] Eberhard Schrader[German Mythology]Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849[Marginalia]: substantially annotated throughout usually in the form of marks (| or *) in the text, to highlight point...John Drummond Erskine William JonesPoeseos Asiaticae commentariorum libri sex, cum appendice; subjicitur Limon seu miscellaneorum liber: auctore Gulielmo JonesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Read Schrader. Spinoza. Leader and Athenaeum. "Genesis of Science". Gibbon.'George Eliot [pseud.] Herbert SpencerThe Genesis of SciencePrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Henry V and Henry VIII'.George Eliot [pseud.] William ShakespeareHenry VPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Read Henry V and Henry VIII'.George Eliot [pseud.] William ShakespeareHenry VIIIPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Still feverish and unable to fix my mind steadily on reading or writing. Read the 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts of Henry VI,...George Eliot [pseud.] William ShakespeareHenry VI, parts 1, 2 and 3Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Still feverish and unable to fix my mind steadily on reading or writing. Read the 1st, 2nd and 3rd parts of Henry VI,...George Eliot [pseud.] William ShakespeareRichard IIPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'We are reading in the evenings now, Sydney Smith's letters, Boswell, Whewell's History of Inductive Sciences, the Ody...George Eliot and G.H. LewesSydney Smith[Letters]Print: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'We are reading in the evenings now, Sydney Smith's letters, Boswell, Whewell's History of Inductive Sciences, the Ody...George Eliot and G.H. LewesJames Boswellprobably Life of JohnsonPrint: BookManuscript: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Mrs Henry James Sr., 18 January 1879: "I have just been reading ... [William James's] two articles -- t...Henry James William Jamesarticle on "Brute and Human Intellect"Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Mrs Henry James Sr., 18 January 1879: "I have just been reading ... [William James's] two articles -- t...Henry James William JamesarticlePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to Mrs F. H. Hill, 21 March 1879, on his characterisation of Lord Lambeth in Daisy Miller: "That he says '...Henry James Henry JamesDaisy MillerPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to W. D. Howells, 7 April 1879: "The amazingly poor little notice of your novel in the last (at least my l...Henry James William Dean HowellsThe Lady of the AroostookPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Mrs Henry James Sr., 8 April 1879: "I have received father's book from Trubner -- but really to read it...Henry James Henry James Sr[book]Print: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr.,11 October 1879: "I sent Alice the other day, unread, a novel (Jacques Vingtras by Jule...Henry James Jules VallesJacques VingtrasPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to Henry James Sr., 11 January 1880: "I know there are quite too many 'I's' in my Sainte-Beuve -- they sho...Henry James Henry Jamesreview of Correspondence de C. A. Sainte-BeuvePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 18 April 1880: "I read your current novel with pleasure, but I don't think the su...Henry James Wiliam Dean HowellsThe Undiscovered CountryPrint: Unknown
1850-1899Henry James to Wiliam Dean Howells, 20 July 1880; "I am much obliged to you for the pretty volume of the Undiscovered,...Henry James William Dean HowellsThe Undiscovered CountryPrint: Book
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 4 October 1881, on Howells's new story, Dr Breen's Practice: "I won't forego the ...Henry James Wiliam Dean HowellsDr. Breen's PracticePrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899Leon Edel notes: "In the weeks after his mother's death H[enry]J[ames] converted 'Daisy Miler' into a play, and before...Henry James Henry JamesDaisy MillerUnknown
1850-1899Henry James to William James, 1 January 1883, on having received William's farewell letter to their father too late fo...Henry James William Jamesletter to Henry James SrManuscript: Letter
1850-1899Henry James to G. W. Smalley, 21 February 1883: "I have just been reading in the Tribune your letter of Jan. 25, in wh...Henry James G. W. Smalleyarticle on American novelsPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799[Marginalia]: two ms notes, one opp. to: "Joannes Marshall scripsit hunc librum./ Incepi scribere hunc librum duodecim...David Marshall Andrew Birnie of SalineA compend or abreviat of the most important ordinary securities of, and concerning. [sic] rights personal and real, redeemable and irredeemable; of common use in Scotland. Containing above an hundred different securities. Collected from the stiles of sevePrint: Book
1800-1849'The Dr [Brewster] stopped to tell me that he had got a paper on Chemistry written (in French) by Berzelius, professor...Thomas Carlyle Baron Jacob BerzeliusExamination of some compounds which depend upon very weak affinitiesManuscript: Sheet
1800-1849'...with the exception of Bible lessons at Sunday school, all my reading was done at home, after the daily task was fi...Samuel Bamford John WesleyJournalsPrint: Book
1800-1849?Whilst in Mr W?s employ, I combined my poetic readings at all leisure moments. I procured and read speedily a complet...Samuel Bamford William Shakespeare[works]Print: Book
1800-1849'With respect to my occupations at this period; they are not of the most important nature. Berzelius' paper is printe...Thomas Carlyle Baron Jacob BerzeliusExamination of some compounds which depend upon very weak affinitiesPrint: Proof-sheet
1800-1849?As spring and autumn were our only really busy seasons, I had occasionally , during other parts of the year, consider...Samuel Bamford William RobertsonHistory of ScotlandPrint: Book
1800-1849?As spring and autumn were our only really busy seasons, I had occasionally , during other parts of the year, consider...Samuel Bamford Oliver GoldsmithHistory of EnglandPrint: Book
1800-1849?As spring and autumn were our only really busy seasons, I had occasionally , during other parts of the year, consider...Samuel Bamford AnachaisesTravels in GreecePrint: Book
1800-1849'... I also enlarged my acquaintance with English literature, read Johnson's "Lives of the Poets", and, as a consequen...Samuel Bamford Samuel JohnsonLives of the poetsPrint: Book
1800-1849'... I also enlarged my acquaintance with English literature, read Johnson's "Lives of the Poets", and, as a consequen...Samuel Bamford James MacphersonOssianPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]: Three entries (Perth, Haddington and Fife & Kinross) have been annotated with some extra information ex....Francis Wemyss Mostyn John ArmstrongScotch Atlas; or description of the kingdom of Scotland: divided into counties, with the subdivisions of sherifdoms; shewing their respective boundaries and extent, soil, produce, ... also their cities, chief towns, seaports, mountains, ...Print: Book
1800-1849?There was and is so judicious a blending of light and heavy literature in "Chambers?s Journal" that their periodical ...William Edwin Adams G.W.M. Reynold