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James Montgomery


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George Gordon, Lord Byron : Doge of Venice

'During Mr Montgomery's stay he read books from my library, and on his returning Byron's Doge of Venice.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James Montgomery      Print: Book


Alfred Tennyson : sonnets

'[W. H.] Brookfield writes [to Tennyson] from Sheffield: '"You and Rob Montgomery are our only brewers now! A propos to the latter, Jingling James, his namesake, dined with us last week [...] I sent him copies of both you and Charles [Tennyson] yesterday, and met him in the street this morning [...] 'I read,' he said, 'twelve of the sonnets last night, which if I had not liked them better than other sonnets I could not have done. There are great outbreaks of poetry in them.' Omitting my own interjectional queries, etc., which leave to Jemmy's remarks an over-pompous connectedness which they had not viva voce, I give you his words as nearly as I remember."'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James Montgomery      Print: Book


Branwell Bronte : 

[Branwell Bronte to Francis H. Grundy, 9 June 1842:] 'Mr James Montgomery and another literary gentleman who have lately seen something of my "head work" wish me to turn my attention to literature, and along with that advice, they give me plenty of puff and praise. All very well, but I have little conceit for myself, and great desire for activity.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James Montgomery      Manuscript: Unknown


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