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Hilaire Belloc


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Hilaire Belloc : 'The Dons', 'The Poor of London'

'Yesterday my Elizabeth and I went to the most remarkable poets' Reading I have ever attended. It was held at Lord Byron's beautiful house in Piccadilly... I was moved by Mr de la Mare reading five poems of great beauty. Elizabeth was thrilled at seeing for the first time W.H. Davies, a strange tiny poet. He read "Love's Silent Hour" and three others. Hilary [Hilaire Belloc] read "The Poor of London" and "the Dons". He got a big reception'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Hilaire Belloc      


Hilaire Belloc : [unknown]

'as an office boy, Pritchett tried to read widely and dreamt of an escape to Bohemia. But his knowledge of the Latin Quarter was gleaned not from Flaubert, only from third-raters like George du Maurier, W.J. Locke, and Hilaire Belloc'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Victor Sawdon Pritchett      Print: Book


Hilaire Belloc : Path to Rome

'Friday, 19th February, Last night?s meeting was a drawn battle. The ?wants? and the ?don?t wants? did an immense amount of talking, and were theatrical than they ever manage to be on stage. Milligan and Mother stuck their tongues in their cheeks and waited ? until a plan was formulated which while presenting some outward appearance of novelty will leave essentials much as they were. Read ? ?Path to Rome? (H. Belloc)'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gerald Moore      Print: Book


Hilaire Belloc : The Eye-Witness

'Monday, 22nd March, Read ? ?The eye ? witness? (H. Belloc).'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gerald Moore      Print: Serial / periodical


Hilaire Belloc : Pongo and the Bull

'Tuesday 3rd August. ?Pongo and the Bull? ? ( Belloc)'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gerald Moore      Print: Book


Hilaire Belloc : Cautionary Tales for Children

'A Meeting held at Grove House May 3rd H. B. Lawson in the chair

Min 1. Minutes of last Read and approved


[Min] 4 The Subject of the evening "Humour" was then introduced by H. B. Lawson who fascinated us by his thoughtful attempts to define his subject[.] An interesting discussion followed in which the disputants backed their opinions by literary allusion and we were led to wonder if Humour flowed from F E Pollards heart & wit from R H Robsons head.

After Supper the Club settled down to enjoy the following selections chosen to represent English Humour in literature down the Ages[:]

Prologue of Chaucers Canterbury Tales The Prioress & Wife of Bath read by Howard R. Smith

Shakespeares Henry IV The Men in Buckram read by R. H Robson Fallstaff
[ditto] S. A. Reynolds Poins
[ditto] C. E. Stansfield Prince Hall [sic]
[ditto] Geo Burrow Gadshill
Jane Austin Pride & Prejudice Mr. Collins proposes
[ditto] Mrs Robson
Charles Dickens David Copperfield Mrs Micawber on her husbands career[?] Geo Burrow
Charles Lamb A Letter Alfred Rawlings
Lewis Carrols Alice in Wonderland The Lobster Quadrill Mary Reynolds
Jerome K. Jerome Three Men in a Boat Uncle Podger hangs a picture F. E. Pollard
Hilaire Belloc Cautionary Tales "George" recited by Howard R. Smith'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Howard Smith      


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