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Henry Fothergill Chorley


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Henry Fothergill Chorley : Lion: A Tale of the Coteries, The

'I am going to begin Strauss, and see what I can make of him. - Have you seen the Opium-Eater's papers on the Lakers in Tait? They are very interesting , but, it seems to me, the most tremendous breach of confidence ever committed; - particularly the giving an account of the "most sublime passage" of Wordsworth's great posthumous work. I wonder what you think of Chorley's "Lion". I don't think it can live, but that there is good enough in it to make one hope he may do something that will'.

Century: 1800-1849 / 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Harriet Martineau      Print: Book


Henry Fothergill Chorley : letter (extract)

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 21 June 1838: 'I have seen an extract from a private letter of Mr Chorley editor of the Athenaeum, which speaks [italics]huge[end italics] praises of my poems. If he were to say a tithe of them in print it wd be nine times above my expectation!'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Manuscript: Letter


Henry Fothergill Chorley : The Lion, a Tale of the Coteries

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 11 August 1839: 'I have read Mr Chorley's Lion [...] it is a work highly indicative of ability [...] brilliant with allusion, yet not too dazzling to think by. A great part of the first volume & the greater part of the third struck & interested me much'.

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


Henry Fothergill Chorley : Sketches of a Sea Port Town

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 11 August 1839: 'Mr Chorley's Sea port town was brought to me a little while ago -- but not as Mr Chorley's. Henrietta [sister] brought it from the circulating library -- The [italics] librarian had recommended it![end italics] -- & I am so forced to be dumb & to abstain from continuous attention to grave subjects, that amusing books of the class to which it belongs are necessary to me sometimes. Well! I did not like the name of the book -- & was turning listlessly to the title page with the words "I cant read this", -- when [italics]there[end italics], was Mr Chorley's name! Of course I [italics]cd[end italics] read it immediately, -- & was much struck by the power it indicated, & the constructiveness of the stories -- a rare characteristic, even in these story telling days.'

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


Henry Fothergill Chorley : Memorials of Mrs Hemans

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 22 July 1844: 'I have been reading for the second time, that interesting memoir of Mrs Hemans by Mr Chorley -- full of interest certainly. Still I stand by my position, that she was too conventionally a [italics]lady[end italics], to be a great poetess [...] I took up Blanchard's memoir of LEL just after Mr Chorley's book, & was struck by an undeniable vulgarity spreading all the way through it, in obvious contrast to the refinement of the other work.'

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


Henry Fothergill Chorley : Pomfret

Elizabeth Barrett to Henry Fothergill Chorley, ?14 November 1845: 'I have read your three volumes of "Pomfret" with interest & moral assent, & with great pleasure in various ways: -- it is a pure, true book without effort, which, in these days of gesture & rolling with the eyes, is an uncommon thing [...] The best character in the book I take to be "Rose" [...] He is so lifelike, with the world's conventional life, that you hear his footsteps when he walks'.

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


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