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Grimm

  

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Grimm : unknown

Byron to Lady Melbourne, 21 September 1813, from Aston Hall, Rotherham (where staying with Sir James Wedderburn Webster): 'There is a delightful epitaph on Voltaire in Grimm - I read it coming down - the French I should probably misspell so take it only in bad English - "Here lies the spoilt child of the/a world which he spoiled"'.

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Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon, Lord Byron      

  

Friedrich Melchoir Grimm : Correspondance Litteraire

Byron to Thomas Moore, 8 December 1813: 'I have met with an odd reflection in Grimm ... "Many people have the reputation of being wicked, with whom we should be too happy to pass our lives." I need not add it is a woman's saying - a Mademoisele de Sommery's.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon, Lord Byron      Print: Book

  

Friedrich Melchior Grimm : Correspondence Litteraire

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 20 January 1821: 'Rode -- fired pistols. Read from Grimm's Correspondence. Dined ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      Print: Book

  

Friedrich Melchior Grimm : Correspondence Litteraire

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 21 January 1821: 'Dined -- visited -- came home -- read. Remarked on an anecdote in Grimm's Correspondence ... [reproduces part of text of vol. VI]'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      Print: Book

  

Friedrich Melchior Grimm : Correspondence Litteraire

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 31 January 1821 entry: 'Midnight. I have been reading Grimm's Correspondence.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      Print: Book

  

Friedrich Melchior Grimm : Correspondence Litteraire

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 18 February 1821: 'In turning over Grimm's Correspondence to-day, I found a thought of Tom Moore's in a song of Maupertuis to a female Laplander ...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: George Gordon Lord Byron      Print: Book

  

[Brothers] Grimm : [Fairy Tales]

'So in time she was able to read Grimms' "Fairy Tales", "Gulliver's Travels", "The Daisy Chain" and Mrs. Molesworth's "Cuckoo Clock" and "Carrots".'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Flora Thompson      Print: Book

  

Grimm : Fairy Tales

'From a tattered old volume of Grimmís Fairy Tales passed around among us, we learned to read, even I, at long last, discovering suddenly what the mystery was all about. I have no recollection of the actual process; I do not know how or why or when or wherefore the light dawned. I only know that when I went to Miss Beckís Academy I could not read, and that by the end of my first term, without any apparent transition period, I was reading, without too much trouble, anything that came my way.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Rosemary Sutcliff      Print: Book

  

Grimm : Fairy Stories

'Sometimes he [Tennyson] read Grimm's Fairy Stories or repeated ballads to us.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Alfred Tennyson      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'I did not go out again but passed the time away in reading, amused the youngsters with some stories from Grimms Goblins a book I brought a few nights since.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'After tea I read some goblin stories to the youngsters, then I went to the Mechanics & read the papers. "Touchstone" has come to life again. The first number of the new series was published to-day.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'In the evening after tea I read a fairy tale to the Youngsters then went to the Mechanics & had a look at the Papers.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'After tea I read a fairy tale to the youngsters & then went to the Mechanics & read the papers.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'Dotty's two little girls are on a visit to us they came either yesterday or on the day previous. This evening I read them a fairy tale & they seemed very much delighted. Went into town & read the papers at the Mechanics, then returned'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'In the afternoon I read a story out of Grimm's Goblins to the little girls & after Muster as the weather was wet I stayed at home & read ... In the evening I went to the Mechanics & read the papers, nothing however very startling. Bowman's lecture on "Shams" appeared in the Ovens & Murray of Saturday last'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Brothers Grimm : [fairy tales]

'Mustered this afternoon, then sat & read till tea time. After tea had more than an hour with the youngsters reading to them from Grimm's Goblins.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buckley Castieau      Print: Book

  

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm : Grimm's Fairy Tales

'Mr Joseph Conrad, the author, writes: I donít remember any childís book. I donít think I ever read any; the first book I remember distinctly is Hugoís "Travailleurs de la Mer" which I read at the age of seven. But within the last two years Iíve participated in my sonís (age 5) course of reading, and I share his tastes Ė in prose, Grimm and Andersen; in verse, Lear.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book

  

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