Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

Listing for Author: Anon Anon

 

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1850-1899'Zoe Proctor [sic] (b. 1867) describes how, during the 1870s, when her father was governor of the County Gaol at Bur...Zoe Procter [Anon] [Anon]story booksPrint: Book
1900-1945'We are to make roads for the next few days. Out occasionally on work parties. Those officers not on duty all stayed...Robert Lindsay Mackay [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945'I wish you would send me the Daily Mail every other day, & also magazines (Pearsons etc) would be immensely appreci...Henry William Williamson [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'The newspapers amuse us here immensely — we read of the Ger[mans] being driven back by our chaps — in realit...Henry William Williamson [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I received on the 3rd a parcel from you with biscuits and bulls eyes, and same time books and jersey with letter. T...Henry William Williamson [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Still, it is a very fine tragedy. So is the Greek play that we are doing. It is quite unlike all that stiff bombast...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I wonder did you notice the article on Nietzsche in last Sunday's Times Literary Supplement, which demonstrates tha...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]The Nietzschean WayPrint: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Last week I got a copy of that little book of yours on Icelandic Sagas, which I found very interesting, and as a re...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]Laxdaela SagaPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have been reading nothing since Othello but a translation from the Icelandic'Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I went to a play that would have appealed to you — "Disraeli", which you will remember to have seen reviewed in Pun...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]'At the Play: "Disraeli"'Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I hope you noticed the leader in this week's Literary Supplement — on Edgar Allan Poe? I never heard such affectati...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]'Edgar Allan Poe'Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Besides this [i.e. Sidney's "Arcadia"] I have read nothing lately, except a foolish modern novel which I read at on...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'... remember that nearly all your reading is confined to about 150 years of one particular country.... And so, if y...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]BeowulfPrint: Book
1900-1945'As a matter of fact I am at present reading a real "old french" romance "The High History of the Holy Graal" transl...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]The High History of the Holy GraalPrint: Book
1900-1945'After wandering about the place and buying a second-hand copy of the "Gesta Romanorum" (of which more anon) I took ...Clive Staples Lewis [Anon] [Anon]Gesta RomanorumPrint: Book
1900-1945‘The other day I read a Biography of Tennyson, which says he was unhappy, even in the midst of his fame, wealth, and...Wilfred Owen Anon Anon[unknown biography of Alfred, Lord Tennyson]Print: Book
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 ...Charles Hamilton Sorley Anon Anon[sonnets]Print: Book
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 t...James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: 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...James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
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...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, '...James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Unknown
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'I wrote a letter and read some news to the old man ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Unknown
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 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'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'Lunch 12.0, & afterwards went on leave, while hands washed up the decks. Had a tremendous blow out at Swiss Cafe,...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 cadet...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 ...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...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 1...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. R...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. Lun...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 ...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....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 ...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 ...Leslie Richard Romer Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Thou kindly asks whether I am pursuing my favourite reading. To this I must return a decided no — several boo...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'I have scarcely read anything except an occasional short pity article in some review, on looked within the pages of...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...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon][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 o...Eliza Ellis [Anon] [Anon]'Female Education. The Positive-the Possible'Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Just reading a book called Us and the Americans ... what they do not understand, and what they like. Our gardens i...Vere Hodgson Anon Anon[Us and the Americans]Print: Book
1900-1945'Off parade there was little enough to do. La Thieuloye was a desolate hole, a mere hamlet with hardly a shop for ...Geoffrey Ratcliff Husbands [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'We set off early along a dry river-bed green with date palms on either bank, pursued by thousands of flies which ...Doreen Ingrams Anon Anon[poems]Print: Book, Read in Arabic
1900-1945'When we returned to Mukalla from the East Indies there was more work than ever; the war meant a number of new reg...Doreen Ingrams [Anon] [Anon][letters]Manuscript: Letter
1900-1945'The chief of the post, pushing his long hair out of his eyes and leaning on his gun, slowly read the address of m...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][letter of introduction]Manuscript: Letter
1900-1945'The Squire of Bijeno was a reader. We spent the evening over the history of Alexander and over '"Memoirs of the B...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon]The History of AlexanderPrint: Book
1900-1945'The Squire of Bijeno was a reader. We spent the evening over the history of Alexander and over "Memoirs of the Bo...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon]Memoirs of the Boxer RisingPrint: Book
1900-1945'Rutba is the palace planted in the wilderness when Aladdin's uncle rubbed the lamp; how else can it have got ther...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][notices posted on walls]Manuscript: Sheet, notices on walls
1900-1945'He had the daily paper folded under his arm with his forage cap or sidara, and his latchkey, as long and as heavy...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I lie contentedly enough, and amuse myself with a book which Qasim, seeing me in pain, has brought me in his kind...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon]Life of the Prophet MuhammadPrint: Book
1900-1945'In the evenings, if I have no one else below, I climb upstairs to sit in comfort except for mosquitoes - enormous...Elinor Wight Gardner [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I have a copyist now - a thin-faced student in a long gown who writes out for me the manuscript of the Sultan of ...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon]Sirat al MutawakkiliyaManuscript: Codex, Arabic history of Yemen
1900-1945'In the evening all the boys came rushing excited to my terrace with baskets full of pots. They are rough and ugly...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][inscriptions]Unknown
1900-1945'Hasan, smoking wisps of paper filled with green tobacco, walked on reciting poems composed by his father about Ha...Freya Stark Anon Anon[unknown Arabic poems in praise of the RAF and Harold Ingrams]Unknown
1900-1945When I reached home I found a man with a qasida in praise of Harold in his hand. 'He has broken the horns of the w...Freya Stark Anon Anon[Arabic qasida (praise poem) in praise of Harold Ingrams]Manuscript: Sheet
1900-1945I have spent a meandering day taking last pictures in the town with the Qadhi, who read out the carved inscription...Freya Stark Anon Anon[unknown tomb inscriptions and Qu'ranic supplication for the dead]Unknown
1900-1945It is a huge citadel, nearly a mile in length I should guess, on a low and stony ridge going east and west [...] t...Freya Stark Anon Anon[unknown Sabaean inscription at Naqb al-Hajar]Unknown
1900-1945Great black blocks, roughly cut, show the seawall protecting the citadel's approach; and on a ledge east of the ca...Freya Stark Anon Anonunknown inscriptionsUnknown
1900-1945I was also pained but amused at the pink, paper- bound novels that went about: I asked my neighbour to read me a pa...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unknown romance novel]Print: Book
1900-1945The people in the beds near me also kept quiet during the days before the operation, when I lay busily reading abo...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][book on South Arabia]Print: Book
1900-1945I have been rather feeble and depressed all summer, and it will probably do a lot of good to walk about the hills ...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unknown book about Arabia]Print: Book
1900-1945I am reading the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea (how much prettier a name than Red Sea): it was an old commercial c...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon]Periplus of the Erythrean SeaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Last night I sent a field service card just to let you know that I received the parcel alright on Sunday. It was ...Anon Anon [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Well, I have got another change. Am on night duty again, but among the officers. Have been doing it just a week ....Thomas Wainwright [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'This letter will probably not be finished this evening, for I am writing it in the YMCA hut at 6 o'clock and ther...Thomas Wainwright [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Yesterday I was given half the day off. In the afternoon I went to my tent and lay down to read and sleep. In the...Thomas Wainwright [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'This afternoon I was off duty so got into my blankets at 1.45 and read a book until I fell asleep, and woke at 4....Thomas Wainwright [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945I am reading some Yemeni legends and tales. One nice one about two rival doctors, a good and a bad one: the King s...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][Yemeni legends and tales]Unknown
1900-1945I have been studying the little pamphlet [on the Arabs] in the train and feel that, though you have improved the l...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][British propaganda pamphlet (anti-Italian) in Arabic for distribution in Yemen]
1900-1945A delightful Persian in Basra, Mirza Muhammed, keeps — entirely for his own pleasure — a priceless collection of P...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unidentified manuscript belonging to Saladin]Manuscript: Codex
1900-1945A delightful Persian in Basra, Mirza Muhammed, keeps — entirely for his own pleasure — a priceless collection of P...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unidentified manuscript of the 8th century A.D.]Manuscript: Codex
1900-1945A delightful Persian in Basra, Mirza Muhammed, keeps — entirely for his own pleasure — a priceless collection of P...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unidentified manuscript stamped by the 4th Timurid Sultan, Shahrukh Mirza (1377-1447)]Manuscript: Codex, illuminated manuscript
1900-1945We went to St. Tropez to see my Alsatian friends and pushed on to lunch at Paradou, and found A. Besse very cheerf...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][intelligence reports from Abyssinia]Unknown
1900-1945I sat on my roof and went on with my manuscripts, distracted by bevies of women wanting medicines for what they ca...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unidentified Yemeni manuscripts]Manuscript: Unknown
1900-1945I am getting hold of a copyist as there are various exciting manuscripts here and I can't deal with all myself. I ...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unidentified Yemen manuscript]Manuscript: Unknown
1900-1945'...and in the little bays I have damaged myself on rocks. I had been reading there on a cliff seat I constructed fo...Thomas Edward Lawrence [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Print: Book, 'books' 'with all my books in my hand'
1900-1945'To fill up this rather mixed letter I will give you a sketch of one of my days here. I wake at 7. and get up at 7.3...Thomas Edward Lawrence [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945'"The day was fair and sunny, sea and sky "Drank its inspiring radiance, and the wind "Swept strongly from the shore...Thomas Edward Lawrence [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945'While walking about there before continuing my reading I fell into a little lake, between two rocks, and I wet all ...Thomas Edward Lawrence [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945'I rode to Montbard...and thence here, which is a tiny village about 15 miles from Vezelay "the grandest Norman chur...Thomas Edward Lawrence [Anon] [Anon][guide book]Print: Book
1900-1945I sat at my table and studied verbs and nouns, wrapped in more clothes than I wore to climb the Matterhorn, and lo...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unknown Arabic language primer]Print: Book
1900-1945I am grateful for the leisure of my years, whether voluntary or enforced — for long stretches of sickness or of ho...Freya Stark [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945I am grateful for the leisure of my years, whether voluntary or enforced — for long stretches of sickness or of ho...Flora Stark [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945I am grateful for the leisure of my years, whether voluntary or enforced — for long stretches of sickness or of ho...Herbert Young [Anon] [Anon][unknown]Unknown

 

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