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Thomas Malory


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Thomas Malory : Morte D'Arthur

Wu notes translated extract from Sir Bors' lament for Arthur (in the Morte D'Arthur of Thomas Malory) in the Wordsworth Commonplace Book.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Wordsworth Family     Manuscript: Unknown


Thomas Malory : Morte d'Arthur

'When the seventeen-year-old seaman entered Mr Pratt's bookstore on Sixth Avenue near Greenwich Avenue, he bought his first volume of Sir Thomas Malory's Morete d'Arthur; with this he began his career of serious reading as well as his devotion to pre-Renaissance English literature'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Masefield      Print: Book


Thomas Malory : Le Morte D'Arthur

Passages transcribed into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1937) include part of Le Morte D'Arthur, XX.3, opening: ' "So upon Trinity Sunday at night King Arthur dreamed a womderful dream [...] that to him there seemed he sat upon a chaflet [platform] in a chair, and the chair was fast to a wheel "'. Underneath, Forster notes: 'Copied, with modernised spelling, just as King George VI returned from his coronation to his palace.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Morgan Forster      Print: Book


Thomas Malory : Morte d'Arthur

'Oct 4th. [1858] "To-day," my mother says [in diary], "A. took a volume of the Morte d'Arthur and read a noble passage about the battle with the Romans. He went to meet Mr and Mrs Roebuck at dinner at Swainston: and the comet was grand, with Arcturus shining brightly over the nucleus. At dinner he said he must leave the table to look at it, and they all followed [...]" When he returned next night he "observed the comet from his platform, and, when he came down for tea, read some Paradise Lost."'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Alfred Tennyson      Print: Book


Thomas Malory : Morte d'Arthur

'On Feb. 17th [1861] my father told my mother about his plan for a new poem, "The Northern Farmer." 'By the evening of Feb. 18th he had already written down a great part of "The Northern Farmer" [...] They also read of Sir Gareth in the Morte d'Arthur.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Alfred and Emily Tennyson     Print: Book


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