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John Bell


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John Bell : Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry

'W[ordsworth] asked [William] Mathews in Oct. 1795 to "make me a present of that vol: of Bells forgotten poetry which contains The Minstrel and Sir martyn" ... [he]included an extract from [William Julius Mickle's] Sir Martyn in the Album he compiled for Lady Mary Lowther in 1819 ... '

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book


John Campbell : The Universal History

?With this proposal I of course readily closed and accordingly the next day my father gave me the 1st vol of the "Universal History" (beginning with the life of Mohamed) and the 1st of Rapin?s "History of England", to begin with, an each of which in turn, I bestowed an hour in reading on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday mornings, allotting the other two mornings to a more amusing kind of reading such as Dryden?s "Virgil", "Telamachus", "Charles 12th". etc. I also began a translation of "Diable Boiteaux" & a prose one of Virgil?s "Eneid".?

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: John Marsh      Print: Book


John Lord Campbell : Lives of the Lord Chancellors etc

'I have meditated also a large work, on the Plan of ... Campbell's Chancellors ...'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Book


John Campbell : Hermippus Redivivus: Or, the Sage's Triumph Over Old Age and the Grave.

'Dr John Campbell, the celebrated political and biographical writer, being mentioned, Johnson said, "Campbell is a man of much knowledge, and has a good share of imagination. His "Hermippus Redivivus" is very entertaining, as an account of the Hermetick philosophy, and as furnishing a curious history of the human mind. If it were merely imaginary it would be nothing at all.".'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


John Campbell : Political Survey of Great Britain, A

' [Johnson said] "When Lord Lyttelton's 'Dialogues of the Dead' came out, one of which is between Apicius, an ancient epicure, and Dartineuf, a modern epicure, Dodsley said to me, 'I knew Dartineuf well, for I was once his footman.'" Biography led us to speak of Dr. John Campbell, who had written a considerable part of the "Biographia Britannica" Johnson, though he valued him highly, was of opinion that there was not so much in his great work, "A Political Survey of Great Britain," as the world had been taught to expect'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Johnson      Print: Book


John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne : Guido and Lita: A Tale of the Riviera.

'Figure to yourself, I wrote a review of Lord Lorne for "Vanity Fair" − a few pages of scurrility that I wrote laughing in an hour or two − and I got − guess! − I got five pounds for it and the price of the book! That was jolly, wasn’t it? Long live "Vanity Fair"!'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Book


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