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Mr Greathead


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Greathead : "Lisabetta and her Brothers" (verse translation after Boccaccio)

Mary Berry, Journal, 21 August 1807 (re 20 August): 'After tea, Mr. Greathead, at my request, read to us his translation in verse of Boccaccio's "Lisabetta and her Brothers." I had heard it once before, eleven years ago, at their house in Brayanstone Street'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Greathead      


Clarke : Travels

Mary Berry, Journal, Sunday 14 October 1810, on stay in Greathead household at Guy's Cliff: '[After church attendance] The blind Miss Williams played much of Handel's music, and afterwards Greathead read Clarke's travels to us.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Greathead      Print: Book


Irving : Discourses

Mary Berry, Journal, 5 November 1823, from Guy's Cliff: 'In the evening, Greathead read a portion of Irving's "Dscourses:" very bombastic and high-flown; strong in words and weak in argument.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Greathead      Print: Book


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