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Charles James Fox


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Charles James Fox : letter to Uvedale Price on series of plays

Mary Berry to Mrs Cholmeley, 17 May 1799: 'I was much entertained by some letters which [Uvedale] Price showed me from Sr George Beaumont, Fox, and Knight, containing criticisms on the series of plays which he (Price) had set them all reading. They were excellent, the ideas of three very superior understandings and tastes'.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Berry      Manuscript: Letter


Charles James Fox : Historical Work

Mary Berry, Journal, 2 June 1808: 'I began reading aloud Mr. Fox's historical work, in the beautiful large-paper copy which Robert Ferguson has given me.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Berry      Print: Book


Charles James Fox : Historical Work

Mary Berry, Journal, 3 June 1808: 'I continued reading Fox's work. It is very well to read it once out; but it suggests so much thought, and so many new views of things, that I shall read it over more than once to myself in a very different manner to what I am now doing.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Berry      Print: Book


Charles James, Lord Holland Fox : A history of the early part of the reign of James the Second

[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database entries. xs denote books also read by Percy Shelley] 'Posthumous Works. 3. Sorrows of Werter Don Roderick - by Southey Gibbons Decline & fall. x Paradise Regained x Gibbons Life and Letters - 1st edition 2 x Lara New Arabian Nights 3 Corinna Fall of the Jesuits Rinaldo Rinaldini Fo[n]tenelle's Plurality of the Worlds Hermsprong Le diable boiteux Man as he is. Rokeby. Ovid's Meamo[r]phoses in Latin x Wordsworth's Poems x Spenser's Fairy Queen x Life of the Philipps x Fox's History of James IIThe Reflector Wieland. Fleetwood Don Carlos x Peter Wilkins Rousseau's Confessions. x Espriella's Letters from England Lenora - a poem Emile x Milton's Paradise Lost X Life of Lady Hamilton De l'Alemagne - by Made de Stael 3 vols. of Barruel x Caliph Vathek Nouvelle Heloise x Kotzebue's account of his banishment to Siberia. Waverly Clarissa Harlowe Robertson's Hist. of america x Virgil xTale of Tub. x Milton's speech on Unlicensed printing x Curse of Kehama x Madoc La Bible Expliquee Lives of Abelard and Heloise The New Testament Coleridge's Poems. 1st vol. Syteme de la Nature x Castle of Indolence Chattertons Poems. x Paradise Regained Don Carlos. x Lycidas. x St Leon Shakespeare's Play. Part of which Shelley reads aloud Burkes account of civil society x Excursion Pope's Homer's Illiad x Sallust Micromegas x Life of Chauser Canterbury Tales Peruvian letters. Voyages round the World Pluarch's lives. x 2 vols of Gibbon Ormond Hugh Trevor x Labaume's Hist. of the Russian War Lewis's tales Castle of Udolpho Guy Mannering Charles XII by Voltaire Tales of the East'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Godwin      Print: Book


Charles James Fox : Memorials and correspondence of Charles James Fox

MS notes throughout, mainly taken for Sir George's own research into Charles James Fox. One reads (v.2.p.376): "I am glad he liked shooting as much as I do."

Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: George Otto Trevelyan      Print: Book


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