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Thomas Bewick


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Thomas Bewick : 

'It was here, at No. 31, that I discovered Bewick, one afternoon while Aunt Etty was having her rest. I remember lying on the sofa between the dining-room windows with the peacock blue serge curtains, and wishing passionately that I could have been Mrs Bewick.'

Century: 1850-1899 / 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gwen Raverat      Print: Book


Thomas Bewick : The History of British Birds (extracts)

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 25 March 1843: 'I have seen Bewick only in extracts -- therefore you are justified in reproaching my ignorance --- and I dare say I was perfectly wrong in supposing him to be a mere scientific writer without a soul'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book


Thomas Bewick : 

Arthur Tennyson on his brother Alfred's childhood reading: 'I remember his tremendous excitement when he got hold of Bewick for the first time: how he paced up and down the lawn for hours studying him, and how he kept rushing in to us in the schoolroom to show us some of the marvellous wood-cuts'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Alfred Tennyson      Print: Book


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