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Henry Brougham


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Henry Peter Brougham : A Speech on the Present State of the Law of the Country


Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Taylor Coleridge      Print: Book


Henry Brougham : A Letter to Sir Samuel Romilly upon the Abuse of Charities

William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, 22 September 1818: 'Your two interesting Letters, the Pamphlet, and Sun and Chronicle, have been duly received ... The Pamphlet I have carefully read ... '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      


Henry Brougham : review of Byron, Hours of Idleness

'[Samuel] Rogers reported W[ordsworth]'s reaction to Brougham's harsh review of Byron's first volume: "Wordsworth was spending an evening at Charles Lamb's, when he saw the said critique, which had just appeared. He read it through, and remarked that 'though Byron's verses were probably poor enough, such an attack was abominable ... "'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Serial / periodical


Henry Brougham : review of Byron, Hours of Idleness

Henry Crabb Robinson on Wordsworth's reading of Henry Brougham's review of Byron, Hours of Idleness: 'I was sitting with Charles Lamb when Wordsworth came in, with fume on his countenance, and the Edinburgh Review in his hand. "I have no patience with these reviewers," he said, "here is a young man, a lord, and a minor ... and these fellows attack him, as if no one may write poetry unless he lives in a garret."'

Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Serial / periodical


Henry Brougham : review of Byron, Hours of Idleness

' ... a most violent attack is preparing for me in the the next number of the Edinburgh Review, this I have from the authority of a friend who has seen the proof and manuscript of the Critique ... '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: anon      Print: proofManuscript: Unknown


Henry Brougham : [speech]

Byron to Edward Ellice, 4 July 1810: 'I hear your friend Brougham is in the lower house mouthing at the ministry ... you remember he would not believe that I had written my pestilent Satire [English Bards and Scotch Reviewers], now that was very cruel and unlike me, for the moment I read his speech, I believed it to be his entire from Exordium to Peroration.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      


Henry Brougham : A Letter to SIR SAMUEL ROMILLY, MP from H. BROUGHAM, Esq. MPFRS upon the Abuse of Charities

'Brougham's pamphlet accidentally happens to be very dull. It is not of much importance but there was no absolute necessity for its being so. Wit and declamation would be misplaced, but a clever man may be bright and flowing while he is argumentative and prudent. He makes out a great case in general: and nobody would accuse Lord Lonsdale and the Bishop of undue precipitation if they were to make some sort of reply to the charge of particular delinquencies levelled against them'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sydney Smith      


Henry Peter Brougham, Lord Brougham : A Discourse upon Natural Theology

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 28 July 1835: 'I have been reading [...] Lord Brougham's Natural Theology, -- and have shaken my head over it [...] It seems to me to have its most valuable parts in its notes, -- in the observations there upon Hume's philosophy.'

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


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