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John Barrow


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John Barrow : Travels in China

'Extracts from [John] Barrow's Travels in China appear in the Wordsworth Commonplace Book [Dove Cottage MS 26] ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Wordsworth Family     Print: Book


John Barrow : Travels into the Interior of South Africa

'On 19 April 1809 S[ara] H[utchinson] wrote to Mary Monkhouse from Allan Bank, "The nicest model of a churn I ever saw was in 'Barrow's account of the interior of Africa.'"'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sara Hutchinson      Print: Book


John Barrow (ed.) : Lord Macartney's Journal of the Embassy to China

'And what are their Biglands & their Barrows, their Macartneys & Mackenzies, to Capt. Pasley's Essay on the Military Police of the British Empire, & the Rejected Addresses?'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Jane Austen      Print: Book


John Barrow : Life of Richard Earl Howe, K.G., Admiral of the Fleet, and General of Marines

'Now I will quit these dreary subjects, and tell you of a few nice books for you to read & like - The 1st Vol. of Campbell's life of Frederic the Great. The others [underlined] I [end underlining] did not enjoy so much. They are chiefly about the seven year's [sic] war: but there are parts even of that, which interested me very much. - Then "Stevenson's Central South America". That is not the full title, but I forget exactly how the book is called. - I suppose you know the Life of Lord Howe. I was delighted with it; and it is only in one volume. There, if you chuse to try any of the above, I think I have cut you out work enough to last a good while'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sarah Harriet Burney      Print: Book


John Barrow : Review of Dupin, On the Navy of England and France

John Wilson Croker to John Murray, 22 December 1821: 'I am happy to tell you that your Review is abominably bad -- happy for your sake, because, as you will, I dare say, sell 12,000, it only shows that you have an estate which produces wholly independent of its culture. All that ridiculous importance given to Dupin, a wretched ecrivasseur, and that affectation of naval statistics, I think very unsuitable. Your "Alchemy" is appropriate enough, great elaboration and pomp of work ending in smoke and dross. If Dalzell's "Lectures" are as obscure and dull as your commentary, they were not worth reviewing, no more than the commentary is worth reading [...] The article on Hazlitt is good, and that on the Scotch novels [italics]excellent[end italics].'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: John Wilson Croker      Print: Serial / periodical


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