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1900-1945選 have only just arrived here: the last ten days having been occupied in reading "The Egoist" in the Orderly Room at Moore [Barracks, Shorncliffe]. It was my sad fat...Charles Hamilton Sorley George MeredithThe EgoistPrint: Book
1900-1945選 have finished and laid by "The Egoist". I see now that Meredith belongs to that class of novelists with whom I do not usually get on so well (e.g. Dickens), who cr...Charles Hamilton Sorley George MeredithThe EgoistPrint: Book
1900-1945選 saw Rupert Brooke痴 death in the "Morning Post". The "Morning Post", which has always hitherto disapproved of him, is now loud in its praises because he has confor...Charles Hamilton Sorley Rupert Brooke[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945選 saw Rupert Brooke痴 death in the "Morning Post". The "Morning Post", which has always hitherto disapproved of him, is now loud in its praises because he has confor...Charles Hamilton Sorley The Morning PostPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945選 have just been censoring letters: which hardly puts one in the mood for writing The reading of a hundred letters has brought home to me one need. Could you send ...Charles Hamilton Sorley [letters]Manuscript: Letter
1900-1945糎e are billeted in a town of single-line tramways and mean streets: four-foot square vegetable gardens, where plaintive cabbages wither: cobbles, tenements and cats ...Charles Hamilton Sorley Sunday TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945塑ou don稚 read "The Daily Mail", I suppose; but reading it out here opens one痴 eyes to the dangerous influence the press is beginning to arrogate and may ultimately...Charles Hamilton Sorley Daily MailPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I致e finished The History of the Fabian Society and I now return it to you with many thanks for the pleasure it has given me.'Herbert Edward Read Edward Reynolds PeaseHistory of the Fabian SocietyPrint: Book
1900-1945選 am in a condition such as demands amusement as a cure: that is, I am an invalid葉hough not a despondent one. I have been struggling with bronchitis for more th...Herbert Edward Read George MeredithOne of Our ConquerorsPrint: Book
1900-1945選致e got a lovely little book裕he Freudian Wish [Edwin B. Holt, 1915]葉he pathology of thought, etc. Also a fine volume of poems by D. H. Lawrence.Herbert Edward Read Edwin Bissell HoltThe Freudian WishPrint: Book
1900-1945選 am afraid the New Age is rather poor just now several of its best writers are busy in the Army. But it is the only paper I know that is full of fresh ideas; and ...Herbert Edward Read The New AgePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I am a week late in thanking you for your parcel and letter and specially for the book of sonnets which has been constantly either in my pocket or hand. It is just...Charles Hamilton Sorley Anon Anon[sonnets]Print: Book
1900-194524 June 1916 選 came to this dreadful place a week ago. The Medical Board gave me 斗ight duty迫but they don稚 understand the term here. We get up at 5.30 a.m. and a...Herbert Edward Read Bernard ShawAndrocles and the LionPrint: Book
1900-1945'God's in his heaven, all's right with the world, and I'm feeling quite Browningesque. I haven't got my movement orders yet, but I've been posted to the 10th Battn....Herbert Edward Read George MooreEsther WatersPrint: Book
1900-1945閃any thanks and belated for the parcel you sent about a week ago and your letter. The apples are always a good thing to have and these remained fresh. I have not ans...Charles Hamilton Sorley Elizabeth GaskellCranfordPrint: Book
1900-1945閃any thanks for your letter which greeted me on our weekly return to our old farmhouse behind the lines I知 sending herewith擁t strikes me it may interest you預 co...Charles Hamilton Sorley Thomas KempisDe imitatione ChristiPrint: Book
1900-1945前ur work and routine is still the same as ever. We are like the fielder who is put at long leg when a good batsman is at the wicket: not because the batsman will eve...Charles Hamilton Sorley Josephine Mary WardHorace BlakePrint: Book
1900-1945'I received a commission within six months [of the declaration of war] and was posted to a battalion of the Green Howards, my local North Riding regiment, then trai...Herbert Edward Read The New AgePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'The mess was ... the only place where, that bitter winter, one could read in comfort ... One Sunday afternoon I took down with me a book I had just bought唯utler's...Herbert Edward Read Samuel ButlerErewhon RevisitedPrint: Book
1900-1945'One other item of news I must not forget to tell you. Aylwin came. I read it (in the trenches, of all incongruous places) and it conquered me. I've nothing at all ...Herbert Edward Read Theodore Watts-DuntonAylwinPrint: Book
1850-1899'I wrote a letter to Chas Butten at Tocopilla & then read a good bit from the book Cousin W.B gave me before leaving England & in Practical Christianity.'James Bennetts Williams William WilberforcePractical ChristianityPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'I got up had a cup of tea & then read several tracts & some on the training of children by Mrs Booth ...'James Bennetts Williams William BoothThe Training of ChildrenPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'I got out of the mine about 5-30 had my dinner at once & then read several chapters in St Marks gospel ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Bible (Mark)Print: Unknown
1850-1899'Did not get up until 7A.M. as I lay in the bed reading ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]
1850-1899'I rec'd a letter and some newspapers from J. P. Prout with a letter enclosed from my wife. I read a good bit from the papers & then wrote this it is now time to go t...James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899'I read a sermon from the Christian Age, then had a cup of tea, now going to bed about 9 P.M.'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'After reading a good bit I went to bed about 10 A.M.'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Unknown
1850-1899'Got out of the mine about 6 A.M. had some tea & read the paper a bit & saw in the list of deaths, the death of Mary Ann wife of Lot Brewer. I think it is my old scho...James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899'I rose pretty early before break of day, it was a splendid morning. I read several bits of the Christian Age before I went to mine.'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'I read a good bit from my Bible and Christian Ages ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'I read a good bit from my Bible and Christian Ages ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1850-1899'After breakfast I went to see the sick folks & then read several chapters of the bible & Testament, then did some S. Hind. P. Walker brought a can of Lobster which w...James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1850-1899'After breakfast I went to see the sick folks & then read several chapters of the bible & Testament, then did some S. Hind. P. Walker brought a can of Lobster which w...James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Manual of DevotionPrint: Book
1850-1899'I went in & read a good bit from the news-papers then Bob his Wife & baby came in & we stayed chatting for a good while.'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899'Got up about 7A.M. had some tea & commenced to read. I read a Christian Age & some from a book by Thos Guthrie, 'Man & the Gospel' which I enjoy very much. I then ...James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Got up about 7A.M. had some tea & commenced to read. I read a Christian Age & some from a book by Thos Guthrie, 'Man & the Gospel' which I enjoy very much. I then ...James Bennetts Williams Thomas GuthrieMan and the GospelPrint: Book
1850-1899'Got up about 7A.M. had some tea & commenced to read. I read a Christian Age & some from a book by Thos Guthrie, 'Man & the Gospel' which I enjoy very much. I then ...James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Unknown
1850-1899'I came back & read some extracts from the Christian Age, am now going to bed about 8-30 P.M.'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... read some papers to the old man ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]
1850-1899'I read a good bit to the old man then came in & had my tea & off to bed about 8-30 P.M.'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]
1850-1899'Got up about 8 A.M. after I tidy'd up my house I had a cup of tea then read a good bit in the Christian Age ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'I wrote a letter and read some news to the old man ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Unknown
1850-1899'Had a good breakfast sent into the mine & a good dinner. When I came out read a good bit of the Cornwall Gazette. Went out to see the old man. I then had my tea & ...James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Royal Cornwall GazettePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Had a good breakfast sent into the mine & a good dinner. When I came out read a good bit of the Cornwall Gazette. Went out to see the old man. I then had my tea & ...James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1850-1899' ... went to see the old man and read the newspaper to him ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899'I had to close my door & light a candle, the dust was blowing in clouds and the air was full of it, it was like a mist, it obscured the Sun. I never saw the like o...James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Mr P was in bed reading the Newspaper, P. Walker was a little better this morn then I went to see the old Peter who is also a little better. After breakfast Peter ...James Bennetts Williams Thomas De Witt Talmage[unknown]Print: Unknown
1850-1899'... read a good bit from C Age ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... had Roast Beef & Potatoes for dinner, then made some stew for tomorrow, then read the Christian Age. Went to bed about 8 P.M.'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... had my dinner and fixed some soup then read a good bit from Christian Age ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'I read a good bit from C Age & done some writing am now going to bed.'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... read a good deal from C Age - also some chapters in the Book of Cronicles [sic] ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... read a good deal from C Age - also some chapters in the Book of Cronicles [sic] ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Bible (Chronicles)Print: Book
1850-1899'I went down to see Peter & stayed a good while until breakfast then read 2 Sermons from C Age & Peter came up here.'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]Christian AgePrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'this eve I read the Joyful News which I enjoyed very much ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Joyful NewsPrint: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'I read some papers & then went to bed ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... had my dinner & read the Newspaper & boiled a pot of potatoes ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Rested all morning. Read "Times" and rested again after lunch.'Verena Vera Pennefather unknown The TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Read "Kim". Heard from S by last post.'Verena Vera Pennefather Rudyard KiplingKimPrint: Book
1900-1945'Walked Marshy Meadows by myself. Read "Kim".'Verena Vera Pennefather Rudyard KiplingKimPrint: Book
1900-1945'Walked Clausin with Herr Byng. Read "A Midsummer Day's Dream". Wire from Mrs Henderson.'Verena Vera Pennefather H. B. Marriott WatsonA Midsummer Day's DreamPrint: Book
1900-1945'Walked Marshy Meadows. Read "Light that Failed."'Verena Vera Pennefather Rudyard KiplingThe Light that FailedPrint: Book
1900-1945'Marshy Meadows by short cut and read Star Dreamer.'Verena Vera Pennefather Agnes CastleStar DreamerPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read Pearl Maiden.'Verena Vera Pennefather H. Rider HaggardThe Pearl MaidenPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read Life of Jane Austen. Unpacked.'Verena Vera Pennefather James Austen-LeighA Memoir of Jane AustenPrint: Book
1900-1945'Wrote to Maysie. Read Jungle Book.'Verena Vera Pennefather Rudyard KiplingThe Jungle BookPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch sat in study read paper and "The Sowers."'Verena Vera Pennefather Henry Seton MerrimanThe SowersPrint: Book
1900-1945'Tidied room and read Outdoor World. Wrote to Sommy.'Verena Vera Pennefather n/a n/aThe Outdoor WorldPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'Read "a Welsh Witch". Wrote to Claude, Maysie and Mother.'Verena Vera Pennefather Allen RaineA Welsh Witch: A Romance of Wild PlacesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "A Welsh Witch". Walked to the church to meet Miss Jenner.'Verena Vera Pennefather Allen RaineA Welsh Witch: A Romance of Wild PlacesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Rested all the afternoon and evening. Read Andromeda.'Verena Vera Pennefather Charles KingsleyAndromedaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read L'Isle Inconnue with Sommy.'Verena Vera Pennefather Guillaume GrivelL'Isle InconnuePrint: Book
1900-1945'Read Arethusa'Verena Vera Pennefather F. Marion CrawfordArethusaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Went out for a short time before lunch. Read "Sheaves". Washed my hair.'Verena Vera Pennefather E.F. BensonSheavesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Took Sommy's watch to Asprey's after lunch. Finished "The Wages of Sin."'Verena Vera Pennefather Lucas MaletThe Wages of SinPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "Alice for Short". Stayed in all day'Verena Vera Pennefather William de MorganAlice for ShortPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have just finished the Lady of the Lake. I read all the notes. I have also read these plays of Shakespeare. John. Richard 2d. Henry 4th & I am now reading Henr...William Henry Fox Talbot William ShakespeareKing JohnPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have just finished the Lady of the Lake. I read all the notes. I have also read these plays of Shakespeare. John. Richard 2d. Henry 4th & I am now reading Henr...William Henry Fox Talbot William ShakespeareRichard IIPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have just finished the Lady of the Lake. I read all the notes. I have also read these plays of Shakespeare. John. Richard 2d. Henry 4th & I am now reading Henr...William Henry Fox Talbot William Shakespeare1 Henry IVPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have just finished the Lady of the Lake. I read all the notes. I have also read these plays of Shakespeare. John. Richard 2d. Henry 4th & I am now reading Henr...William Henry Fox Talbot William Shakespeare2 Henry IVPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have just finished the Lady of the Lake. I read all the notes. I have also read these plays of Shakespeare. John. Richard 2d. Henry 4th & I am now reading Henr...William Henry Fox Talbot William ShakespeareHenry VPrint: Book
1800-1849'Thursday. rose at 8, O'Clock, came to Po [Agnes Porter, governess], turned the Hour Glass and played with it.- read my Journal of Sepr 5, 1805, that you wrote for ...William Henry Fox Talbot John AikinEvenings at Home, Or, the Juvenile Budget OpenedPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch read The Times & then went to see Mrs Tucker's new baby.'Verena Pennefather The TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Read "3 Sisters". Went down to Oakwood Court to see Mother.'Verena Pennefather May SinclairThree SistersPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch sat under the trees with the children & read "Held Fast for England" to them, they put on their bathing gowns & played in the garden after tea.'Verena Pennefather G. A. HentyHeld Fast for EnglandPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch the children went up to the Round Pond with Marcus to sail boats. Read "Held Fast for England" to them after tea.'Verena Pennefather G.A. HentyHeld Fast for EnglandPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch read the Paper & wrote some letters.'Verena Pennefather n/a n/a[newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Babs better kept him quiet in bed all day & read King Solomon's Mines to him & Dick.'Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon's MinesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Kept Dick in bed all day. Read "King Solomon's Mines" to him & worked with Tub at the Dutch garden.'Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardKing Solomon's MinesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "She" to Roley after tea.'Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardShePrint: Book
1900-1945'Roley back from school about 4. Told him to come early, as I was afraid of his being out late with his chill. Read "She" to him.'Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardShePrint: Book
1900-1945'Babs made a garden for himself. Read Enoch Arden to Babs before tea.'Verena Pennefather Alfred, Lord TennysonEnoch ArdenPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "A Christmas Carol" to the Babs, and Evie finished it to him.'Verena Pennefather Charles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "A Tale of Two Cities" to the Babs after tea.'Verena Pennefather Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Finished reading "A Tale of Two Cities" to Babs after tea & washed my hair.'Verena Pennefather Charles DickensA Tale of Two CitiesPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch Tub played golf. Dick caddied for him. I read Ivanhoe to the Babs and we went to the Post for stamps.'Verena Pennefather Walter ScottIvanhoePrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "Arethusa" to Dick and Babs, then they went to a party at the Hales.'Verena Pennefather Percy Bysse ShelleyArethusaPrint: Book
1900-1945'We went to Walton and then to Cullens to get "tuck" for Dick. After lunch packed Dick's box. Then read "Arethusa". Babs coughed nearly all night until I gave him a...Verena Pennefather Percy Bysse ShelleyArethusaPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch read "The Tempest" to Babs, worked & went through linen cupboard. After tea Tub put up a second bookshelf in the drawing room and we arranged books.'Verena Pennefather William ShakespeareThe TempestPrint: Book
1900-1945'After lunch we sat in the garden & I cut out shorts for Babs, & read "Arethusa" to the boys for a bit.'Verena Pennefather Percy Bysse ShelleyArethusaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read "Abbess of Vlaye" to Babs in the garden after tea.'Verena Pennefather Stanley J. WeymanThe Abbess of VlayePrint: Book
1900-1945'Worked at nightdress and wrote some letters. Read "Abbess of Vlaye" to Babs.'Verena Pennefather Stanley J. WeymanThe Abbess of VlayePrint: Book
1900-1945'Babs home for lunch. Finished "Abbess of Vlaye" to him after lunch. Cut out and stuffed a pillow for the cot.'Verena Pennefather Stanley J. WeymanThe Abbess of VlayePrint: Book
1900-1945'Roley back for lunch, first swimming lesson this term. Read him Eric Brighteyes after lunch, then he went up to swimming.'Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardEric BrighteyesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Went through the books, sat on deckchairs and worked at Evie's undie set. Indications of baby coming after lunch. Nurse went for a walk. I sat on lawn & worked. Te...Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardEric BrighteyesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Kept Babs at home as I was afraid he'd be too tired in the morning for the early start. He watched Baby have her bath, then had his hair cut & bought cakes while N...Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardEric BrighteyesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Very hot day. Tub played tennis with the Malonys in the afternoon. I read Eric Brighteyes to Babs. Mrs Salter came to see me about 7 oclock.'Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardEric BrighteyesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Very hot again, but more breeze. Washed my hair after my bath and dried it in the garden. Roley home for lunch. Finished "Eric Brighteyes" to him in the garden aft...Verena Pennefather Henry Rider HaggardEric BrighteyesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading "Ordeal of War"涌liver most interesting & instructive, also Report of committee on Belgian atrocities[.] Dined with Richmond at the Club.'Kenneth Gilbert Balmain Dewar Frederick Scott OliverOrdeal by BattlePrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading "Ordeal of War"涌liver most interesting & instructive, also Report of committee on Belgian atrocities[.] Dined with Richmond at the Club.'Kenneth Gilbert Balmain Dewar [n/a] [n/a]Official Book of the German Atrocities Told by Vic...Print: Book
1900-1945'Spectator of Aug 7th 1915 contains an interesting article which illustrates the thoroughness of German organization for war.'Kenneth Gilbert Balmain Dewar [n/a] [n/a]SpectatorPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Started raining at 6.0, so returned on board. Reading & writing in gun room till 10.0, when we turned in.'Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'12 pm A new English submarine came in. By morning papers the French had won a great victory, Belgium was still holding out, while we had seized German West Africa....Leslie Richard Romer [n/a] [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Lunch 12.0, & afterwards went on leave, while hands washed up the decks. Had a tremendous blow out at Swiss Cafe, & purchased many items ... Went & read at room at...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'General Quarters till 10.30. Went to Navigator's cabin to write up log. When I finished I couldn't find any cadets, so went back to Navigator's cabin & eat chocola...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'Fog did not lift, so we did not begin [patrol]. Spent afternoon in writing, reading etc. Leave for Officers from 4.30-6.15. Went ashore ...'Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'Came down and had breakfast at 8.0. Divisions at 9.45 & no General Quarters but physical training from 11.15 till 12.0 ... Lunch at 12.0, & afterwards I retired to...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Church at 10.30. Stopped a large & lusty ship at 12.0, but it turned out to be a false alarm as usual. Lunch at 12.0. I read all the afternoon, & got the PMO's gra...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Hoped to have 1" aiming rifle practice, but after getting up ammunition & lots of fuss we cleared off to lunch. Read during the afternoon & tea at 3.30.'Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'Sketched till 10.45, & then went to the Captain's Cabin, where the P.M.O. gave us a long lecture on diseases. Lunch at 12.0, & afterwards I read in the Gun Room ti...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'... nothing much to do all morning, except for a fairly short stay at General Quarters. There was nothing for me to do at all in the afternoon, so I simply sat in ...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945' ... foul morning ... altogether rotten. I came up for breakfast to find everyone feeling sick, & nothing to eat. After some time I partook of a frugal meal, in th...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'... frightfully dull ... During the afternoon I went out to the after superstructure for a time & then came down to the Gun Room & read.'Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]
1900-1945'I woke up feeling extremely bored with life ... it was a foul day, like yesterday. I did exactly the same things ... During the forenoon the sea gave signs of goin...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'A more poignant Newcastle memory came later. Settled in the town in a house of our own, we had been reading David Copperfield aloud of an evening to manma, when she ...Ernest Rhys Charles DickensDavid Copperfield
1800-1849'Has thou read John Foster's Life and Correspondence? It is deeply interesting; generally speaking, I am not addicted to the reading of correspondence, but his is no pe...Eliza Ellis Jonathan Edwards RylandThe Life and Correspondence of John FosterPrint: Book
1800-1849'Thou kindly asks whether I am pursuing my favourite reading. To this I must return a decided no — several books from our Book Society having come upon us suddenl...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'I am just now (when at home) reading 'Cosmos', a sketch of a physical description of the universe. Parts of it are very interesting, but others of too deeply scientifi...Eliza Ellis Alexander von HumboldtCosmos: A Sketch of the Physical Description of th...Print: Book
1800-1849'I am so glad thou has been reading some works on Geology. 'Geological Sketches' was the first I ever read; it is an excellent preliminary work, and interested me so mu...Eliza Ellis Maria HackGeological Sketches and Glimpses of the ancient Ea...Print: Book
1800-1849'There is a short review of Professor Ansted's work in the Chambers's Journal of this month; from the specimen they give, it must be exceedingly interesting, and I shou...Eliza Ellis [n/a] [n/a]Chambers's Edinburgh JournalPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I have just been reading a second time Dr. Mantell's 'Medals of Creation', and do so admire the spirit in which it is written exceedingly; this, and his 'Wonders of Ge...Eliza Ellis Gideon Algernon MantellThe Medals of Creation; or, First Lessons in Geolo...Print: Book
1800-1849'I have just been reading a second time Dr. Mantell's 'Medals of Creation', and do so admire the spirit in which it is written exceedingly; this, and his 'Wonders of Ge...Eliza Ellis Gideon Algernon MantellThe Wonders of Geology; or, a Familiar Exposition ...Print: Book
1800-1849'I have just finished Hugh Miller's 'First Impressions of England and its people'. His argument at the conclusion of the seventeenth chapter is excellent; he concludes ...Eliza Ellis Hugh MillerFirst Impressions of England and its PeoplePrint: Book
1800-1849'I have scarcely read anything except an occasional short pity article in some review, on looked within the pages of some book, and turned away with an oppressed heart ...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I have scarcely read anything except an occasional short pity article in some review, on looked within the pages of some book, and turned away with an oppressed heart ...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'I commenced a work by Professor Nichol on Astronomy, for thou must know that we (A.M.B., Jane, and I), feeling the unutterable darkness which now reigns in our minds a...Eliza Ellis John Pringle Nichol[unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'Do you take Chambers's Journal? The opening article I like very much, on that beautiful line from Keats, 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever'; another of the leading ...Eliza Ellis John KeatsEndymionPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Do you take Chambers's Journal? The opening article I like very much, on that beautiful line from Keats, 'A thing of beauty is a joy for ever'; another of the leading ...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon]'Female Education. The Positive-the Possible'Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I have just been reading 'The Letters, Conversations', &c., of this extraordinary man - and must give thee this idea conveyed in a letter to one of his friends' [q...Eliza Ellis Samuel Taylor ColeridgeLetters, Conversations and Recollections of Samuel...Print: Book
1800-1849'At the time I received thy letter, I was reading Carlyle's 'Life of Cromwell'. I was unable to procure the second volume immediately, and while waiting for it, I have ...Eliza Ellis Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches: With Eluci...Print: Book
1800-1849'At the time I received thy letter, I was reading Carlyle's 'Life of Cromwell'. I was unable to procure the second volume immediately, and while waiting for it, I have ...Eliza Ellis Thomas CarlylePast and PresentPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have a great dislike to having no book 'on hand'; so I made a pilgrimage to our Permanent Library, determined if possible to seize upon Plato. To my great pleasure t...Eliza Ellis Plato PhaedrusPrint: Book
1800-1849we walked into the church which is a good deal painted over, and soon discovered the pictures of Brea. Murray tells us he is not an old master, yet his style appeared to...Susan Horner unknown unknownMurray's guidePrint: Book
1800-1849We visited the church of San Pietro on the brow of the hill on which Perugia is situated; it contains many interesting pictures,.... I remarked a lovely little picture in...Susan Horner Johann David PassavantRaffael von Urbino und sein Vater Giovanni SantiPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read a lot of John Gielgud's autobiography. He is no writer but it is interesting nevertheless.' Vere Hodgson John GielgudEarly StagesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Have been reading about Mrs Perugini, daughter of Dickens.'Vere Hodgson Gladys StoneyDickens and DaughterPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read Noel Coward's Present Indicative . . . very interesting.'Vere Hodgson Noel CowardPresent IndicativePrint: Book
1900-1945'Sat by the fire and read the Ranee of Sarawak's biography. Cannot think why she had such awful daughters.'Vere Hodgson Sylvia BrookeSylvia of Sarawak: An AutobiographyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Sat and read Antony, by Lord Lytton.'Vere Hodgson Victor LyttonAntony: A Record of YouthPrint: Book
1900-1945'Have just read The Kaiser and his English Relations by Benson. Most interesting.'Vere Hodgson Edward Frederic BensonThe Kaiser and English RelationsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Have just finished some recollections of Kipling called Something of Myself. I am horrified at his sufferings as a child. When not with the Burne-Jones family he was...Vere Hodgson Rudyard KiplingSomething of Myself for My Friends Known and Unkno...Print: Book
1900-1945'Now I am about to read Mrs Roosevelt's autobiography. Apparently she was a very shy child, and everyone said she would never draw attention anywhere!'Vere Hodgson Eleanor RooseveltThe Lady of the White House: An AutobiographyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Train was very full. . . . I was fortified with sandwiches, apples from Brede, some knitting and a Wilkie Collins novel.'Vere Hodgson Wilkie Collins[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Stayed up reading H. V. Morton's Women of the Bible. Loved the chapter on 'Ruth, Martha and Mary'. Always inclined to Martha myself.'Vere Hodgson Henry Vollam MortonWomen of the BiblePrint: Book
1900-1945'Nearly finished the life of Tolstoy - very difficult person. Glad he was no relation of mine. Saints seem as difficult as geniuses . . . Tolstoy was both, and I don'...Vere Hodgson Emile DillonCount Leo Tolstoy: A New PortraitPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading a biography of Churchill - did not know much about his career, but going back into the past one can see how it has all grown and how very far-sighted a man he ...Vere Hodgson Carl Eric Bechofer RobertsWinston Churchill: Being an Account of the Life of...Print: Book
1900-1945'Went to Rye one lovely hot day. Glorious Sussex cottages covered with roses. Brought E. F. Benson's book with me. Lamb House, where he lived, had been bombed but ...Vere Hodgson Edward Frederic BensonMiss MappPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading The Last Days of Paris by Alexander Werth, a journalist who kept a diary of those awful weeks.'Vere Hodgson Alexander WerthThe Last Days of Paris: A Journalist's DiaryPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading Insanity Fair by Douglas Reed. He was all through the last War. Then had a job in Germany and knew that from the moment the Nazis were in we should have to fi...Vere Hodgson Douglas ReedInsanity FairPrint: Book
1900-1945'Just read the life of Grand Duke Cyril. He was in the flagship at Port Arthur sunk by the Japs years ago. He seems to have lived well until the Revolution. But no on...Vere Hodgson Cyril VladimirovichMy Life in Russia's Service, Then and NowPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading an old book Lord Riddell's diary. Mentions Churchill a lot, and one can see his ideas have been maintained over the years.'Vere Hodgson George RiddellLord Riddell's War Diary: 1914-1918Print: Book
1900-1945'Am reading a book called: Truth on the Tragedy of France, by Elie J. Bois. He is a Frenchman and truly ashamed of all that happened.'Vere Hodgson ノlie J. BoisTruth on the Tragedy of FrancePrint: Book
1900-1945'Unfortunately, I introduced the subject of Men must Weep by Beverley Nichols. I always forget Mabel is an unrepentant Pacifist. Even now she will not admit that their ...Vere Hodgson Beverley NicholsMen Do Not WeepPrint: Book
1900-1945'Took a book on Father Damien into the Park.'Vere Hodgson Piers ComptonFather DamienPrint: Book
1900-1945'Just read Lord Elton's book St George and the Dragon. He represents a new planet in the sky for me. He analyses the thought of the last 20 years and the movements th...Vere Hodgson Godfrey EltonSt. George or the Dragon: Towards a Christian Demo...Print: Book
1900-1945"Just read Atlantic Ordeal, the account of Mary Cornish's eight days in the Atlantic with the little boys from the City of Benares, in the lifeboat. Gets no better on r...Vere Hodgson Elspeth HuxleyAtlantic Ordeal: The Story of Mary CornishPrint: Book
1900-1945'Read I, Too have lived in Arcadia, by Mrs Belloc Lowndes. All about her parents.'Vere Hodgson Marie Belloc LowndesI, Too Have Lived in Arcadia: A Record of Love and...Print: Book
1900-1945'Last week worked through Lawrence of Arabia - tributes to him by his friends.'Vere Hodgson Thomas Edward LawrenceT. E. Lawrence by His FriendsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Also read a lovely book Snow Goose by a man called Gallico. It is a story of Dunkirk.'Vere Hodgson Paul GallicoThe Snow GoosePrint: Book
1900-1945'A controversial book by H. V. Morton, called: I, James Blunt, is dedicated to Wishful Thinkers who believe Britain is still an island, and that Russia will win the war...Vere Hodgson Henry Vollam MortonI, James BluntPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading a book by Oliver Baldwin. A lot of it is the sentimentalism of a few years back, which fell to pieces when the Hun was at our Back and Front Door. He seems at...Vere Hodgson Oliver BaldwinThe Questing Beast: An AutobiographyPrint: Book
1900-1945'During my holiday read again Wuthering Heights . . but one can every quite recapture the first horror of contacting Heathcliff and the voice at the window.'Vere Hodgson Emily BrontWuthering HeightsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Also going through Vanity Fair again. It seems another world.'Vere Hodgson William Makepeace ThackerayVanity FairPrint: Book
1900-1945'Have been reading a book in the modern manner about Moses. Cannot help but see a parallel between Churchill and Moses and between us and the Children of Israel. In ...Vere Hodgson Elspeth Boog-WatsonThe Story of MosesPrint: Book
1900-1945'The Front Line book has just been issued, and we are all reading it. Managed to snaffle Mr Hillyard's copy before he had seen it himself, and have wept many tears this...Vere Hodgson Ministry of Home Security Front Line 1940-41: The Official Story of the Civi...Print: Book
1900-1945'Tuesday visited a little girl in University College Hospital. . . . She was in a bomb-proof basement and looked blooming and happy, reading Angela Brazil.'Anon Anon Angela Brazil[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Have read Guilty Women by Richard Baxter. He calls Edda Mussolini the most dangerous woman in Europe.'Vere Hodgson Richard BaxterGuilty WomenPrint: Book
1900-1945'A soldier saw me reading the Abyssinian book, and asked me if the Transvaal Scottish were mentioned, as he had served with them.'Vere Hodgson William Edward David AllenGuerrilla War in AbyssiniaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Just reading a book called Us and the Americans ... what they do not understand, and what they like. Our gardens impress everyone.'Vere Hodgson Anon Anon[Us and the Americans]Print: Book
1900-1945'The book Grey and Scarlet is wonderful. Letters of Army Nurses from all over the world. Thousands of people can rise to the greatest heights of heroism.'Vere Hodgson Ada HarrisonGrey and Scarlet: Letters from the War Areas by Ar...Print: Book
1900-1945'At Radlett over the week-end. Read some of Maurois' The Fall of France. I remember poor Maurois making his way to England and giving that last despairing broadcast. H...Vere Hodgson Andr MauroisThe Battle of FrancePrint: Book
1900-1945'Restful week-end. Read a biography of Dick Sheppard. I never heard him preach. Astounded he was so unhappy at school.'Vere Hodgson Charles MatthewsDick Sheppard: Man of PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945'Another book: Missing Believed Prisoner, is by a South African captured at Sidi Rezegh. Those awful marches through the desert with no food or water. The Camp with sta...Vere Hodgson N. I. RobinsonMissing, Believed Prisoner: The Story of a South A...Print: Book
1900-1945'Got the Face without a Frown Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Iris Leveson Gower. This is the one with the magnificent hats. The author has made a splendid story...Vere Hodgson Iris Leveson GowerThe Face without a Frown: Georgiana, Duchess of De...Print: Book
1900-1945'Have had good luck with a Library book. Managed to get Where Love and Friendship Meet by Mrs Belloc Lowndes. It is the latest story of the Belloc family, and present...Vere Hodgson Marie Belloc LowndesWhere Love and Friendship DweltPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lovely week-end with Kit. Reached Watford about 1.30.... She is passionately interested in Polar exploration and had a book on Dr Wilson. I skimmed through. There we...Vere Hodgson George SeaverEdward Wilson of the Antarctic, Naturalist and Fri...Print: Book
1900-1945'In the afternoon came Barishnikov with his daughter Alexandra.... He has lent me a book called I Married a Russian. ' [538] 'I Married a Russian has charmed us all. An...Vere Hodgson Edna Alfredivna SinelnikovaI Married a Russian: Letters from KharkovPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am struggling with the Brothers Karamazov, but do not find myself at home with any of the characters. Must read something about Dostoevsky.'Vere Hodgson Fyodor DostoevskyThe Brothers KaramazovPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have been impressed with this awful book, called I Was Hitler's Maid. Barishnikov and Resti think it is true. Very depressing.'Vere Hodgson Pauline KohlerI Was Hitler's MaidPrint: Book
1900-1945'Also am reading Berlin Diary, by Shirer, an American war correspondent. Our public men come out very badly in the years before the war.'Vere Hodgson William Lawrence ShirerBerlin DiaryPrint: Book
1900-1945Raguana who, apart from Fatima, had the most outstanding personality in the harem. She was taller than most Hadhrami women, with a good figure and the striking looks of a...Raguana unknown unknownThe Qu'ranUnknown
1900-1945Raguana who, apart from Fatima, had the most outstanding personality in the harem. She was taller than most Hadhrami women, with a good figure and the striking looks of a...Doreen Ingrams unknown unknownThe Qu'ranUnknown
1850-1899
1900-1945
'The writer [Ford Madox Ford] never saw Conrad read any book of memoirs except those of Maxime Ducamp and the Correspondence of Flaubert; those we read daily together...Joseph Conrad Etienne-Denis PasquierHistoire de mon temps: m駑oires du chancelier Pasq...Print: Book
1850-1899
1900-1945
'The writer [Ford Madox Ford] never saw Conrad read any book of memoirs except those of Maxime Ducamp and the Correspondence of Flaubert; those we read daily together...Joseph Conrad George TomlineMemoirs of the Life of the Right Honorable William...Print: Book
1900-1945'The writer [Ford Madox Ford] never saw Conrad read any book of memoirs except those of Maxime Ducamp and the Correspondence of Flaubert; those we read daily together...Joseph Conrad Robert Bontine Cunninghame GrahamHis People and Other Tales and SketchesPrint: Book
1850-1899'I have spoken of his affection for Dickens. Trollope he liked. Thackeray I think not over much, though he had a due regard for such creations as Major Pendennis. Mer...Joseph Conrad William Dean HowellsThe Rise of Silas LaphamPrint: Book
1900-1945'Do you know this modern six-shilling mummer of "life," called Galsworthy? You may be aware that he has recently published, among other novels, a creation, "Beyond,...Wainwight Merrill William Makepeace ThackerayThe History of PendennisPrint: Book
1900-1945'Do you know this modern six-shilling mummer of "life," called Galsworthy? You may be aware that he has recently published, among other novels, a creation, "Beyond,...Wainwight Merrill John GalsworthyBeyondPrint: Book
1900-1945'To-day I ... prepare myself for leaving England. I read, whilst [here] the "Ingoldsby Legends" entire, Second Part "King Henry IV," and more cursorily "Midsummer ...Wainwight Merrill Richard Harris BarhamIngoldsby LegendsPrint: Book
1900-1945'To-day I ... prepare myself for leaving England. I read, whilst [here] the "Ingoldsby Legends" entire, Second Part "King Henry IV," and more cursorily "Midsummer ...Wainwight Merrill William Shakespeare1 Henry IVPrint: Book



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