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John Russell


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John Russell : [Speech on Reform]

Bro [Barrett's eldest brother, Edward Barrett Moulton-Barrett] read prayers. Afterwards he read Lord John Russell?s speech on Reform, in the midst of which, I who am interested in reform & admire Lord John Russell, fell fast asleep. My politics were not strong enough to keep my eyes open.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Edward Moulton-Barrett      


Lord John Russell : 

Letter, 25/11/1860 - 'The opening of the note enclosed from Mrs Browning refers to my having spoken of Lord John's last dispatch as giving me courage to write to her about Italy.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Ruskin      Print: Newspaper


John Russell : Tour in Germany, and some of the southern provinces of the Austrian Empire, in... 1820, 1821, 1822

'Of course you have read Segur, & Pepys, and with the latter are perhaps "mightily" weary now & then, but on the whole amused - There is a interesting History of the Tower of London lately published, which read when you can, for its historical anecdotes - and also (if you like Tours) read John Russell's Tour in Germany in 1820, 21, 22.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sarah Harriet Burney      Print: Book


Lord John Russell : Life of William Lord Russell, with Some Account of the Times

'I employed myself in the evening, reading Lord John Russell's life of his ancestor Lord William Russell. The preface is modest, dignified, and forcible; the narrative is lucid; and the style is unaffected, and devoid of ornament, yet elegant. It is like the author. How much the sobriety of a sensible English book strengthens and refreshes the understanding, especially when we have lived some time in a dearth of English literature'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Charlotte Bury      Print: Book


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