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Anna Jameson


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Anna Jameson : Sacred and Legendary Art

'Read Mrs Jameson's "Legendary Art".'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud.]      Print: Book


Anna Jameson : Sacred and Legendary Art

'copied out the Lives of some saints from Mrs Jameson'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud.]      Print: Book


Anna Jameson : Legends Of The Monastic Orders As Represented In The Fine Arts

'During our stay [in Malvern] I read Mrs Jameson's book on the Legends of the Monastic orders... and began Marchese's Storia di San Marco'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud.]      Print: Book


Anna Brownell Jameson : writings including Conversations on the State of Art and Literature in Germany (1837)

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 23-25 December 1841: 'Mrs Jameson's early writings -- the Ennuyee for instance -- have an adroit leaning to sentiment, which is [italics]sentimentality[end italics], & provokes one the more for the excellent taste observable & admirable even there. In her later books, I do, I confess, see much to admire. The conversations, for instance, on the state of art & literature in Germany .. oh surely, we cannot all but admire their acuteness & eloquence & high intonation.'

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


Anna Jameson : Commonplace Book of Thoughts, A

'Here is the beautiful Commonplace book awaiting me on my return home! And I give it a great welcome you may be sure; and turn it over, & peep in, and read a sentence and shut it up to think over it's graceful suggestive wisdom in something of the 'gourmet' spirit of a child with an eatable dainty; which child, if it have the proper artistic sensuality of childhood, first looks it's cake over to appreciate the full promise of it's appearance, - next, snuffs up it's fragrance, - and gets to a fair & complete mouth-watering before it plunges into the first [italics] bite [end italics]. I do like your book. I liked it before, - I like it better now - it is like looking into deep clear water, - down below at every instant of prolonged gaze, one sees some fresh beauty or treasure of clear white pebble, or little shady nooks for fish to lurk in, or delicate water weds. Thank you for it. I do value it'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell      Print: Book


Anna Brownell Jameson : Diary of an Ennuyee

From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Several pages are transcribed from the 'Diary of an Ennuyee'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: C.M.G. [anon]      Print: Book


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