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John Morley


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John Morley : Life of George Eliot

'Thank you very much for the "Life of George Eliot," and for the kind and flattering inscription. I am very glad to have the book, which is as curious a book as any I ever saw. The personality of the great writer is as yet very confusing to me in the extreme flatness of the picture. I don't mean by flatness dulness [sic], though there is something of that, but only that it is like mural paintings or sculpture in very low relief. I have just run over your reviewer's article and think it very good.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Margaret Oliphant      Print: Book


John Morley : On Compromise

"Morley has just published a book on 'Compromise'; out of the Fortnightly. I think his writing improves. It seems to me good & dignified without being too much like a sermon."

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Leslie Stephen      Print: Book


John Morley : The Struggle for National Education

'I have read Morley's second article on Education today'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Louis Stevenson      Print: Serial / periodical


John, Viscount Morley : unknown

2 March 1918: '[On 19 February] we went to Asheham [...] I saw no-one; for 5 days I wasn't in a state for reading [due to influenza]; but I did finally read Morley & other books; but reading when done to kill time has a kind of drudgy look in it [...] One day I sat in the garden reading Shakespeare; I remember the ecstacy'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Virginia Woolf      Print: Book


John Morley : Oliver Cromwell

'F. Edminson read an able review of Morley's Life of Cromwell and A. Rawlings read a ['charming' inserted in another hand and crossed out] paper on Wm Morris.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Frederick Edminson      Print: Book


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