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Listing for Author: Samuel Butler


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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1850-1899Neville Cardus, on devising cultural self-improvement scheme, in Autobiography (1947): "'... one day I picked up a cop...Neville Cardus Samuel ButlerNote BooksPrint: Book
1800-1849'I came home and read Hudibras and William Byrd ...'William Richard Grahame Samuel ButlerHudibrasPrint: Book
1850-1899'I devoured poetry and nothing but poetry until I became insensible to poetry. Take an example; I happened upon some f...Thomas A. Jackson Samuel Butler[poems complete works]Print: Book
1600-1699'And so I home to dinner, and thence abroad to Pauls churchyard and there looked upon the second part of "Hudibras", w...Samuel Pepys Samuel ButlerHudibrasPrint: Book
1700-1799Letter to Collector MacVicar, May 30 1773 'I will no longer bewilder myself among figures, for I see you ready to comp...Anne Grant [nee MacVicar] Samuel ButlerHudibrasPrint: Book
1900-1945'You shock me. Not by liking "The Way of all Flesh", but by liking "The Devil?s Garden" and "Fortitude" . . . . it ...Arnold Bennett Samuel ButlerThe Way of all FleshPrint: Book
1900-1945Monday 2 September 1929: 'I have just read a page or two out of Samuel Butler's notebooks to take the taste of Alice M...Virginia Woolf Samuel ButlerNotebooksPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am extremely busy & my novel isn?t getting a fair chance. I solace myself with the "note books" of Samuel Butler.' Arnold Bennett Samuel ButlerNotebooksPrint: Book
1700-1799[Pilkington having annoyed Swift by remembering one of his poems and reciting it to others, he decided to test her mem...Jonathan Swift Samuel ButlerHudibrasPrint: Book
1900-1945E. M. Forster to Alice Clara Forster, 9 April 1905: 'Elizabeth [employer] has lent me Erewhon which I am enjoying.'Edward Morgan Forster Samuel ButlerErewhon; or, Over the RangePrint: Book
1900-1945'Sydney [Larkin's father] gave him free run of his library and his appetite for books grew enormously. "Thanks to my f...Sydney Larkin Samuel Butler[unknown]Print: Book
1700-1799'[Johnson said] "Hudibras" affords a strong proof how much hold political principles had then upon the minds of men. T...Samuel Johnson Samuel ButlerHudibrasPrint: Book


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