Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

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1800-1849'lines on the death of a general officer in the east indies / ladies monthly museum' 'the muffled drums dull moan /......Mary Groom anonLines On The Death Of A General Officer In The East IndiesPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Thomas De Quincey, regarding editing of The Convention of Cintra: 'I have alluded to the blasphe...William Wordsworth and Thomas De Quincey[Italian deputies] Anon[address to Buonaparte]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849 William Wordsworth discusses reading habits of the local labouring classes in letter to Francis Wrangham, 5 June 180...William Wordsworth anon [working people]["half-penny Ballads"]Print: Book
1850-1899Statement of boy to London society, aim of which to rescue juvenile criminals, demonstrating pernicious influence of p...Charley anon[penny dreadfuls]Print: Serial / periodical, penny dreadful
1800-1849William Wordsworth to Viscount Lowther, 31 December 1819: 'In the last Kendal Chronicle appeared a most malignant misr...William Wordsworth [A Westmorland Inhabitant and Freeholder] AnonunknownPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849Recorded in Joseph Farington's diary, '[On 21 May] Sir George [Beaumont] mentioned the high encomiums for Wordsworth's...William Wordsworth anonEclectic ReviewPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'The Wordsworths were reading the Morning Chronicle during the 1800s. It was the source of ... the recipe for croup me...Wordsworth Family anon[Recipe for croup medicine]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849'Writing to Mary Monkhouse from Allan Bank on 19 April 1809, S[ara] H[utchinson] remarked that she had seen a churn "a...Sara Hutchinson anonCourierPrint: Advertisement, NewspaperManuscript: Unknown
1700-1799Byron to John Hanson, [? November 1799]: 'I congratulate you on Capt. Hanson's being appointed commander of the Brazen...George Gordon, Lord Byron anon[newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to Augusta Byron, 25 April 1805: 'You say you are sick of the Installation [of seven Knights of the Garter at Wi...George Gordon Lord Byron anonMorning PostPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to the Earl of Clare, 20 August 1807: 'I hope this Letter will find you safe, I saw in a Morning paper, a long a...George Gordon, Lord Byron anon[morning newspaper]Print: NewspaperManuscript: Letter
1800-1849Byron to Francis Hodgson, 3 October 1810: 'I have seen some old English papers up to the 15th. of May, I see the "Lady...George Gordon Lord Byron Anonadvertisement for Scott, The Lady of The LakePrint: Advertisement, NewspaperUnknown
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, acknowledging receipt of parcel of books and letters from Christian well-wishers, 14 September 1...George Gordon Lord Byron anonManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 12 June 1813: 'In yesterday's paper immediately under an advertisement on "Strictures in the Ure...George Gordon, Lord Byron anonadvertisement for William Wadd, Practical Observations on the best mode of curing Strictures...Print: Advertisement, Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 12 June 1813: 'In yesterday's paper immediately under an advertisement on "Strictures in the Ure...George Gordon, Lord Byron anonadvertisement for Modern Poets; a Dialogue in Verse, containing some Strictures on the Poetry of Lord Byron, Mr. Southey, and OthersPrint: Advertisement, Newspaper
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 13 June 1813: 'I have read the strictures which are just enough - & not grossly abusive - in ver...George Gordon, Lord Byron anonModern Poets; a Dialogue in Verse, containing some Strictures on the Poetry of Lord Byron, Mr. Southey, and OthersPrint: Book
1800-1849Byron to Augusta Leigh, 22 September 1816 ("Alpine Journal"): 'Passed a rock -- inscription -- 2 brothers -- one murde...George Gordon Lord Byron anon[inscription on rock]Manuscript: inscriptionUnknown
1800-1849Byron to John Murray, 5 October 1816: 'I have read the last E[dinburgh] R[eview] they are very severe on the Germans -...George Gordon Lord Byron anonreview of Goethe, Aus meinem Leben, Dichtung und WahrheitPrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 11 January 1821, on visit to plain of Troy in 1810: ' ... I read...George Gordon Lord Byron Anon.Homer Travestie; Being a new translation of that great poet (1720) OR A Burlesque Translation of Homer (3rd edn of same piece, 1770)Print: Book
1800-1849Byron to Thomas Moore, 5 July 1821: 'I have had a curious letter to-day from a girl in England ... It is signed simply...George Gordon Lord Byron [N. N. A.] anon[private letter]Manuscript: Letter
1900-1945'[Edgar Wallace recalled] the teacher read aloud "The Arabian Nights". "The colour and beauty of the East stole throug...Edward Wallace AnonArabian NightsPrint: Book
1900-1945[analysis of a female respondent in Arnold Freeman's 1918 Sheffield Survey] 'Machinist in a shell factory, age twenty-...questionaire respondent anonThe Rubiyat of Omar KhayyamPrint: Book
1900-1945'[according to Stan Dickens]"There was one book that we all thought was sensational" - Aristotle's Masterpiece. "At la...Stan Dickens [anon]Aristotle's MasterpiecePrint: Book
1900-1945'The girls at the hat and cap factory where [Mary Bertenshaw] worked would huddle round at dinner to read Aristotle's ...Mary Bertenshaw [anon]Aristotle's MasterpiecePrint: Book
1850-1899The Lord Mayor's Show. 'The boys always went ... They always brought home for me a little book, that opened out to nea...M.V, Hughes anonA Penny Panorama of the Lord Mayor's ShowPrint: Book
1900-1945'One enthusiastic reader of "Land and Water" was the poet James Elroy Flecker, who, in the process of dying in a Swiss...James Elroy Flecker anonLand and WaterPrint: Serial / periodical
1600-1699At meeting of new representative assembly for colony of Virginia in 1619, 'The man appointed speaker, John Pory, a vet...John Pory AnonCharter of Virginia AssemblyUnknown
1900-1945' ... E. Terry, at Newnham College, Cambridge in 1902, recalls being coached in Middle High German Lyrics by a Dr. Bre...E. Terry anonMiddle High German love-lyricPrint: Book
1900-1945' ... E. Terry, at Newnham College, Cambridge in 1902, recalls being coached in Middle High German Lyrics by a Dr. Bre... anonMiddle High German love-lyricPrint: Book
1900-1945'... Vera Brittain, attending her aunt's school in Surrey shortly before the First World War, glossed her [the aunt's]...Female pupils at Surrey school anonThe Times (extracts)Print: Newspaper
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
1850-1899'A South Wales miner, raised in an orphanage, acknowledged that "Robin Hood was our patron saint, or ideal. We sincere... anonRobin HoodPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'A South Wales miner, raised in an orphanage, acknowledged that "Robin Hood was our patron saint, or ideal. We sincere... anonJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'A South Wales miner, raised in an orphanage, acknowledged that "Robin Hood was our patron saint, or ideal. We sincere... anonDick TurpinPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'A South Wales miner, raised in an orphanage, acknowledged that "Robin Hood was our patron saint, or ideal. We sincere... anonCharles PeacePrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Though miners' MP Robert Smillie surreptitiously gorged on Dick Turpin and Three Fingered Jack as a boy, they... "led...Robert Smillie anonDick TurpinPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Though miners' MP Robert Smillie surreptitiously gorged on Dick Turpin and Three Fingered Jack as a boy, they... "led...Robert Smillie anonThree Fingered JackPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1850-1899'[Edwin] Whitlock... borrowed books from a schoolmaster and from neighbours: "Most of them would now be considered ver...Edwin Whitlock [anon]The Holy WarPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Edwin] Whitlock... borrowed books from a schoolmaster and from neighbours: "Most of them would now be considered ver...Edwin Whitlock anonThe Adventures of a PennyPrint: Book
1850-1899'[Edwin] Whitlock... borrowed books from a schoolmaster and from neighbours: "Most of them would now be considered ver...Edwin Whitlock anonCassell's History of EnglandPrint: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) fo...Michael Stapleton anon['twopenny bloods']Print: Book
1900-1945'Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) fo...Michael Stapleton anonThe WizardPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Growing up in Clapton during the Depression, Michael Stapleton needed a signature from his father (an Irish navvy) fo...Michael Stapleton anon[a handbook for vegetarians]Print: Book
1800-1849'I have lately read a report of the Corn Laws made in 1814 before the house of Commons, one witness says... It came ou...Robert Sharp anonReport on the Corn Laws OR Address to the Two Houses
1800-1849'Binda gave us a satirical character of the Duke of wellington said to be written by B.Constant "un heros froid et med...Benjamin Newton anonLetters written by an eminent persons in the seventeenth centuryPrint: Book
1900-1945'Derek Davies could not recall that his mother had ever read a book. His father, a die-caster in an automobile factory...Derek Davies [anon]The Illustrated News History of the 1914-18 WarPrint: Book
1700-1799'To Richard's where I stayed all afternoon ... I met mr Graham of our college formerly, and he showed me some Verses a...John Byrom anon[Verse on Lord Cateret]Unknown
1700-1799'Gifford had read only some ballads, the black-letter romance Parismus and Parismenus, some odd loose magazines of his...William Gifford [anon][ballads]Print: Unknown
1700-1799'Gifford had read only some ballads, the black-letter romance Parismus and Parismenus, some odd loose magazines of his...William Gifford anonParismus and ParismenusPrint: Book
1900-1945'[Patrick McGill] read virtually nothing, not even the daily papers until, working on the rail line, he happened to pi...Patrick McGill anon[poem]Manuscript: Sheet, sheet from an exercise book
1850-1899'A.E. Coppard, a laundrywoman's son who grew up in dire poverty, left school at nine, ascended the ranks of clerkdom a...Alfred Edgar Coppard anon[Deadeye Dick stories]Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Masefield's early experience of literature came with the stories told or read to him by his nurse. The fare was what ...John Masefield anonDick Whittington and his CatPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of a simple thing called "The West Country Clothier" and, notwithstanding the meanness of the l...Thomas Turner anonThe West County ClothierPrint: Unknown
1700-1799'In reading "The History of England" I find that England first took that name under Egbert the 1st monarch of England ...Thomas Turner anonThe History of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799'Found in "The History of England" that England was first divided into counties, parishes, etc. in King Alfred's reign...Thomas Turner anonThe History of EnglandPrint: Book
1700-1799'In the even read part of the 5th volume of "Medical Essays and Observations", published at Edinburgh by a society of ...Thomas Turner anonMedical Essays and Observations, revised and published by a society in EdinburghPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]: ms note, in pencil, in French, on verso of half-title, may relate to text or may refer to works by auth... AnonFrederic le GrandPrint: Book
1700-1799'After I came home, I read part of "The London Magazine" for October, as also a poor empty piece of tautology called "...Thomas Turner anonA Serious Address to the Public, concerning the most probable means of avoiding the dangers of innoculation
1850-1899Henry James to William Dean Howells, 3 February 1876: "Why won't you tell me the name of the author of the very charmi...Henry James anonReview of Henry James, Roderick HudsonPrint: Serial / periodical
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonHistories of Jack the Giant KillerPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonSaint George and the DragonPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonTom HickathriftPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonJack and the Bean StalkPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonHistory of the Seven ChampionsPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonFair RosamondPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonHistory of Friar BaconPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonAccount of the Lancashire witchesPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonThe witches of the woodlandsPrint: Book
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonRobin Hood's SongsPrint: Book, Broadsheet
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'At the corner of Hanging Bridge, near Old Churchyard, was a bookshop kept by one Swindells, a printer. In the spaciou...Samuel Bamford anonThe Ballad of Chevy ChasePrint: Book, Broadsheet
1800-1849'? with the exception of Bible lessons at Sunday school, all my reading was done at home, after the daily task was fin...Samuel Bamford anonAn account of the Inquisition in SpainPrint: Book
1800-1849'? with the exception of Bible lessons at Sunday school, all my reading was done at home, after the daily task was fin...Samuel Bamford anonThe Drummer of TedworthPrint: Unknown
1800-1849'? with the exception of Bible lessons at Sunday school, all my reading was done at home, after the daily task was fin...Samuel Bamford anonSome account of the disturbances at GlenlucePrint: Unknown
1800-1849'? with the exception of Bible lessons at Sunday school, all my reading was done at home, after the daily task was fin...Samuel Bamford anonAn account of the Apparition of the Laird of CoolPrint: Unknown
1800-1849?Excepting "Pilgrim?s Progress", "Gulliver?s Travels" and the "Arabian Nights", I saw and read none of the books which...William Edwin Adams anonArabian NightsPrint: Book
1700-1799'I cannot remember learning the Alphabet but when I was four years of age or there about my Godmother presented me wit...Joseph Mayett anonReading made easy in a variety of useful lessonsPrint: Book
1700-1799[Marginalia]: a page of ms notes on the first binding page gives nautical instructions 'The course by the Compass From...William Ferguson AnonGeneral treatise of naval trade and commerce, as founded on the laws and statutes of the realm: in which those relating to His Majesty's customs, merchants, matters of ships &c. are particularly considered and treated with due care ?Print: Book
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[Marginalia]: Some blanks, left by printer, have been completed in either ink or pencil. The data entered covers numbe... AnonProspectus of a plan for the building and equipment of a frigate to be employed in sailing between London and Calcutta; touching at the Cape of Good Hope; for the conveyance of passengers onlyPrint: Book
1850-1899'music, "Arabian Nights", and Darwin.'George Eliot and G.H. Lewes anon.Arabian Nights, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849'I got my [first] peep into "Robinson Crusoe" and the "Arabian Nights" at the home of an old uncle of mine. But even t...William Tinsley anonArabian NightsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Before I forget again?have you looked into the "History of a Flirt"? [The History of a Flirt, related by Herself ? by...Elizabeth Barrett [author of "The Manoeuvering Mother"] anonHistory of a Flirt, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Fanny Kemble, 21 September 1832: 'The few critiques that I have seen upon our acting have been, upon the whole, laudat...Fanny Kemble anontheatre reviewsPrint: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1800-1849Fanny Kemble, 21 September 1832: 'The few critiques that I have seen upon our acting have been, upon the whole, laudat...Fanny Kemble anontheatre review in The MirrorPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849Fanny Kemble, 20 April 1846: 'My friend has given me a charming little Sicilian song, of which the following is a free...Fanny Kemble Anon[Sicilian song]Unknown
1800-1849'? with the exception of Bible lessons at Sunday school, all my reading was done at home, after the daily task was fin...Samuel Bamford anon[superstitious doctoring book]Print: Book
1700-1799'I on Tuesday the 8th went in the afternoon to Fareham by the telegraph, where I spent the evening & slept at the Red ...John Marsh [anon]Maria or The VicaragePrint: Book
1800-1849'On Wed'y the 24th I finish'd reading the new & popular novel of the "Irish Excursion", w'ch Mr Hayley had recommended...John Marsh [Anon]The Irish Excursion, or I fear to tell youPrint: Book
1900-1945[List of books read in 1945]: 'For Whom the Bell Tolls; Henry Brocken; Doctor Faustus; Life of the Bee; The Screwtape...Hilary Spalding AnonBook of GenesisPrint: Book
1850-1899'Looked into the "Marmi" of Doni... read Saccheti and Boccaccio's capital story of Fra Cipolla - one of his few good s...George Eliot [pseud.] anonArabian Nights, story of the Little HunchbackPrint: Book
1700-1799'My master said to me one day, he was surprized that I did not learn to write my own letters, and added, that he was s...James Lackington anonvarious scraps of writingManuscript: Unknown
1700-1799'As to the little knowledge of literature I possess, I acquired that by dint of application. In the beginning I attach...James Lackington anonvarious on divinity and moral philosophyPrint: Book
1850-1899[reminiscing about the Ugly Duckling, first story he remembers reading when he was 6 or so] 'When the ugly duckling at...Arnold Bennett AnonUgly DucklingPrint: Book
1800-1849'Much of it [ie. 'the daily instruction I received'] consisted in the books I read by myself, and my father's discours...John Stuart Mill anonThe Annual RegisterPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1800-1849'... I took up a London paper, and the first object in it which struck my eye, was the death of Charles Lamb. I felt i...John Cole anonnewspaperPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899'Read "Hebrew Migration" - an anonymous book, very well done - arguing that Mount Sinai is in Idumaea and is identical...George Eliot [pseud] anon.Hebrew Migration from Egypt, ThePrint: Book
1850-1899'Finished Prose Edda, etc. Akkadians. Malthus.'George Eliot [pseud] anon.Prose Edda, ThePrint: Book
1800-1849Mary Berry, Journal, 16 March 1811: 'I had heard from Lord Stafford, at Lady Spencer's the night before, that the "Sco...Mary Berry anonReview of Mary Berry, ed., Letters of Madame du DeffandPrint: Serial / periodical
1700-1799Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 29 July 1790: 'I have most seriously been house-hunting for you. I saw two bills on doo...Horace Walpole anonbills advertising houses for sale/to letPrint: Advertisement, Poster
1850-1899'By the age of ten he had gone through E.W. Lane's three-volume translation of "The Book of the Thousand Nights and On...William Somerset Maugham [anon.]Thousand Nights and One Night, ThePrint: Book
1700-1799Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 21 April 1794: 'I have found on my table a rhapsody in verse on my recovery, so extravag...Horace Walpole anonpoem on recovery of Horace Walpole [apparently from illness]Manuscript: Unknown
1850-1899'Absorbed as always in books, Willie read seriously in both French and German literature. His favourites in French wer...Somerset Maugham anon.La Princesse de ClevesPrint: Book
1850-1899'Absorbed as always in books, Willie read seriously in both French and German literature. His favourites in French wer...Somerset Maugham Jean anon.[tragedies]Print: Book
1500-1599'Two days after being elected to his fellowship at Trinity Hall, Harvey [...] received from [Spenser] the copy of "How...Gabriel Harvey anonHowleglasPrint: Book
1500-1599'One of [Gabriel] Harvey's leisure time interests in London at this time [1580s] is suggested by an interesting broads...Gabriel Harvey anonBroadsheet listing merchandise (including pharmaceuticals) of John HesterPrint: Advertisement, Broadsheet
1800-1849'For the benefit of my children read "Wonders of the human body" [underlined] describing and explaining by diagram the...John Cole anonWonders of the human bodyPrint: Book
1800-1849 'Read in Sir Phillip's "Personal Tour" - curios of natural history... Read a portion of Blair on death.'John Cole AnonCurios of natural historyPrint: Book
1800-1849'Aftn. Suitable readings & social prayers. Read a sermon by the Revd E. Butcher.'John Cole [Anon][suitable readings]Print: Book
1800-1849'One day my [Harriet Martineau's] mother was distressed at finding in the "Times" a ribald song addressed to me.'Elizabeth Martineau anon"ribald" song about Harriet MartineauPrint: Newspaper
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[Item transcribed into commonplace book]: Title = 'The season of death' Text = 'Leaves have their time to fall/ And fl...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonymousThe season of deathPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: Title = 'Epitaph on an idiot'; Text = 'If innocence has its reward in heav...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonEpitaph on an IdiotPrint: Unknown
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[Transcription from a commonplace book]: Title = 'Epitaph on a tomb in Melrose Abbey'; text [4 lines] = 'The yerthe wa...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonEpitaph on a tomb in Melrose AbbeyPrint: Unknown
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[Transcription from a commonplace book]: [Title]'Translation of an Arabic Ode'; [text]'When mortal hands thy peace des...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anon[Translation of an Arabic Ode]Print: Unknown
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[Transcription from a commonplace book]: [Title]'The Ton'; [Text] 'I ask not L ...[?] wealth or power/ A Gascoigne's f...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anon[The Ton]Print: Unknown
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[Transcription from a commonplace book]: [Untitled]; [Text] 'Farewell, oh farewell; my heart it is sair/ Farewell oh f...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anon[unknown]Print: Unknown
1800-1849[Transcription from a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Ode to the closing year'; [Text] 'Oh why should I attempt to ring/Th...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonOde to the closing yearPrint: Serial / periodical
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Lines addressed to a Lady who had suffered much and long afflicti...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonLines addressed to a Lady who had suffered much and long afflictionPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'On Friendship'; [Text] 'There are different modes of obligation a...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anon[On Friendship]Print: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: Title 'Lines on Home'; [Text] 'That is not home, where day by day/ I wear ...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonLines on HomePrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Untitled] ; [Text] 'Que fais tu la seul et reveur?/ Je m'entretiens avec ...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anon[unknown]Print: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Genius ? From "The Dead and the Living"'; [Text] 'Oh genius thou...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonThe Dead and the Living [extract]Print: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Resignation'; [Text] 'Be hushed each sigh whose murmering moan/ O...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonResignationPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Journal of an Annuyee' ; [Text] 'Is it sorrow which makes our exp...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine AnonJournal of an AnnuyeePrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Untitled];[Text] 'Souls of the just! whose truth and love,/ Like light an...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anon[unknown]Print: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Untitled]; [Text]' "La Belle France" has no more pretensions to beauty/ t...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine [Anon]Matilde a novelPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Untitled]; [Text]' Count oe'r the days whose happy flight/ Is shared with...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine [Anon][untitled]Print: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'A Highland Salute to the Queen/ Air Roderigh Vich Alpine dhu, ho...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine [Anon]A Highland Salute to the QueenPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]; [Title] "The Star of Missions"; [Text] "Behold the Mission Star's soul gla...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine [Anon]The Star of MissionsPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]; [Untitled]; [Text] "Qu'est ce qui fait le bonheur ou le malheur/ de notre ...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine [Anon]unknownPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'The dead friend'; [Text] 'Not to the grave, not to the grave, my...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine [Anon]The dead friendPrint: Unknown
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Untitled]; [Text] 'Weep not, tho' lonely and wild be thy path/ And the st...Magdalene Sharpe- Erskine Anonymous[untitled]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I was reading an article by a Labour M.P. who wants to harbour refugees. He's all wrong. Good job we haven't got dict... anon [A Labour MP]articlePrint: Unknown
1900-1945'Looks at cartoon first. "Oh, quite right, you know. It is these people who - I love those two. Yes". Turns to Priestl... anonInternees Leaflet
1900-1945'Reads the front page, turns to the back, looks at the cartoon intently as if trying to understand it; then opens it a... anonInternees Leaflet
1900-1945'Reads part. "This is very interesting". Reads carefully. "Of course it was ridiculous jamming all foreigners into con... anonInternees Leaflet
1700-1799'I took "Varieties & c" to the Library. I brought the 2nd Volume of the "Minstrel or Anecdotes of Distinguished Person...Joseph Hunter AnonThe Minstrel; or Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons in ye fifteenth centuryPrint: Book
1800-1849'I rose at 5 O'clock, and going to a small plantation that overlooked the Jed I learned all I ever knew of English Gra...Robert White anon[English Grammar]Print: Book
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'The following Saturday afternoon [father] was a bit late getting home from work; he must have gone to the second-hand...Joseph Stamper [anon]Guy's ExpositorPrint: Book
1800-1849'I return you the Quarterly Reveiw [sic] with many Thanks. The Authoress of "Emma" has no reason I think to complain o...Jane Austen Walter Scott [anon]review of EmmaPrint: Serial / periodical
1600-1699'And so went home, taking Mr Leigh with me; and after drunk a cup of wine, he went away and I to my office, there read...Samuel Pepys [anon]A treatise of taxes and contributionsPrint: Book
1800-1849 Inscribed in the book on the front free endpaper: This book belonged to my father William youngest son of John and C...William Williams anonPoetical description of song birdsPrint: Book
1800-1849Letter to her daughter-in-law Ann, dated 4th June 1818: "Little Madge (Margaret Elizabeth Haskoll) told me that she h...Lydia Haskoll anonHistory of Little Goody Two-shoesPrint: Book
1800-1849The book seems to have been used in an educational context, probably at home. Pencilled crosses, dates and slash marks...Olive Heath anonPreliminary lessons on the history of EnglandPrint: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Missing Sewell, on books lent to herself and her siblings, when children, during visits to her uncle Edwards...Elizabeth Sewell anonArabian Nights' EntertainmentsPrint: Book
1850-1899From Elizabeth Missing Sewell's Journal, 15 July 1870, from Eisenach: 'War [apparently the Franco-Prussian war] is ac...Elizabeth Missing Sewell anonslip of paper printed with news of declaration of war [?between France and Prussia]Print: loose slip of paper
1800-1849'"Guy Mannering" is reviewed in the same number [ of the Quarterly Review]. Tho' we have still more reason to question...Thomas Carlyle anon[review in the Quarterly Review of Scott's Guy Mannering]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I am glad you saw Lara; and am indebted for your account of it. I read the review of it in the Quarterly review?some ...Thomas Carlyle anon.[review in the Quarterly Review Byron's Lara]Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849I console myself with Doddridge's Expositor and "The Scholar Armed", to say nothing of a very popular book called "The...Sydney Smith [anon]The Scholar Armed
1800-1849'I think "Ireland and its Leaders" worth reading and beg of you to tell me who wrote it if you happen to know, for you...Sydney Smith Daniel Owen-Madden [published anon.]Ireland and its Rulers Since 1829Print: Book
1800-1849'I have looked into the Belfast Town and Country Almanack - and consulted several cunning men upon the subject - and f...Thomas Carlyle anonBelfast Town & County AlmanackPrint: Unknown
1850-1899'When we arrived at Turin, we had no hope of being present at a sitting of Parliament, but our Sicilian friend [a frie...Elizabeth Missing Sewell anon[novel]Unknown
1800-1849'I have received from you within these few months some very polite and liberal presents of new publications ; and thou...Sydney Smith William Pitt Scargill [anon.]Elizabeth EvanshawPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have received from you within these few months some very polite and liberal presents of new publications ; and thou...Sydney Smith [anon.]Three Months in Ireland. By an English ProtestantPrint: Book
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Mary Godwin [anon.]Memoirs of Lady Hamilton; With Illustrative Anecdotes of Many of her Friends and Distinguished Contemporaries
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Percy Bysshe Shelley Robert Southey [anon.]Letters from England; by Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella . . . Translated from the SpanishPrint: Book
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Percy Bysshe Shelley [anon.]Memoirs of Lady Hamilton; With Illustrative Anecdotes of Many of her Friends and Distinguished ContemporariesPrint: Book
1800-1849[Mary Shelley's Reading List for 1815. Only those titles not mentioned in journal entries are given separate database ...Percy Bysshe Shelley Edmund Burke [anon.]A Vindication of Natural Society . . . In a letter to Lord ****Print: Book
1800-1849'Read Clarendon - finish the life of Holcroft - read Glenarvon in the evening'Mary Godwin Caroline Lamb (anon.)GlenarvonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Not well - read Glenarvon all day and finish it'.Mary Godwin Caroline Lamb (anon.)GlenarvonPrint: Book
1800-1849'read Curt and Castle Rackrent aloud. S. finishes Castle Rackrent in the evening'.Mary Godwin Maria Edgeworth (anon.)Castle Rackrent, an Hibernian talePrint: Book
1800-1849'read Curt and Castle Rackrent aloud. S. finishes Castle Rackrent in the evening'.Percy Bysshe Shelley Maria Edgeworth (anon.)Castle Rackrent, an Hibernian talePrint: Book
1800-1849'I am confined Tuesday 2nd. Read Rhoda - Pastors Fire Side - Missionary - Wild Irish Girls - The Anaconda. Glenarvon -...Mary Shelley [anon.]RhodaPrint: Book
1800-1849'read 2 plays in the ancient drama'Mary Shelley [anon (ed)]Ancient English DramaPrint: Book
1800-1849'Sunday May [...] 2nd Rainy -- Read Floris & Fleur Blanche [sic] -- Cleomades et Clarimonde et Pierre de Provence et ...Claire Clairmont anon'Flores et Blanche-fleur'Print: Book
1800-1849'Sunday May [...] 2nd Rainy -- Read Floris & Fleur Blanche [sic] -- Cleomades et Clarimonde et Pierre de Provence et ...Claire Clairmont anon'Cleomades et Claremonde'Print: Book
1800-1849'Sunday May [...] 2nd Rainy -- Read Floris & Fleur Blanche [sic] -- Cleomades et Clarimonde et Pierre de Provence et ...Claire Clairmont anon'Pierre de Provence et la belle Maguelone, Fille du Roi de Naples'Print: Book
1800-1849'Monday April 16th. [...] Read I Piffari di Montagna a pamphlet upon the Carbonari.'Claire Clairmont anonI Piffari di montagna, ossia cenno estemporaneo sulla congiura del principe di Canosa, e sopra i carbonari
1800-1849'Friday June 29th. [...] Read the Quarterly. Review of Southey's Life of Wesley [notes several anecdotes given in t...Claire Clairmont anonreview of Robert Southey, The Life of Wesley (1820)Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Monday Oct. 29th. [...] The following passage is from Thistlewood's Defence 'A few hours hence and I shall be no m...Claire Clairmont anonThe Trials of Arthur Thistlewood, James Ings, John Thomas Brunt, Richard Tidd, William Davidson and Others, for High Treason ... with the Antecedent Proceedings. Taken in short-hand by William Brodie Gurney (vol. 2)Print: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, March 1828: 'I send you three notices of my poem [An Essay on Mind] [...] Th...Elizabeth Barrett anonReview of Elizabeth Barrett, An Essay on Mind with Other PoemsPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, March 1828: 'I send you three notices of my poem [An Essay on Mind] [...] Th...Elizabeth Barrett anonReview of Elizabeth Barrett, An Essay on Mind with Other PoemsPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 1-3 May 1828: 'Saturday, eight o' clock. Our dinner hour was rather later t...Elizabeth Barrett anon'Review'Print: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 March 1843: 'I have [italics]tried[end italics] to read "Duty and Inc...Elizabeth Barrett anonDuty and Inclination (volume 1)Print: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 14 March 1843: 'I have [italics]tried[end italics] to read "Duty and Inc...Elizabeth Barrett anonDuty and InclinationPrint: Book
1800-1849'Tell me - did you write the critic [critique] on his [Edward Irving's] book, which appeared in the Sunday Times - I h...Jane Baillie Welsh AnonReview of Edward Irving's The Orations and the Arguments For Judgment To ComePrint: NewspaperManuscript: Letter
1900-194515 February 1922: 'I thought to myself, as Lytton was talking, Now I will remember this & write it down in my diary to...Lytton Strachey anonadvertisement/announcement on racingPrint: Poster
1900-1945Monday 20 May 1935: 'Quentin bought an Italian paper & read of [T. E.] Lawrence's death.' Quentin Bell anonreport of death of T. E. LawrencePrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'I love the Warder as much as I detest these radicals and the general harping spirit of the Whigs Pray is my dear frie...James Hogg anonBlackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - anon. political article entitled 'The Warder'Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945Wednesday 1 January 1941: 'On Sunday night, as I was reading about the great fire, in a very accurate detailed book, L...Virginia Woolf anonaccount of the Great Fire of LondonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Last summer, being in Taunton, at the house of Mr J Smith, brother to my first wife, his son brought in a parcel of t...James Lackington anon [Religious Tract Society]tractsPrint: tracts
1700-1799'Oct. 24. Tuesday. We visited the King's library.—I saw the "Speculum humanae Salvationis", rudely printed with ink, s...Samuel Johnson anon.Speculum humanae SalvationisPrint: Book
1700-1799'[ letter from Boswell to Johnson, responding to the latter's contention that there existed no adequate 'Life' of Thom...James Boswell anon.[Life of Thomson, prefixed to an edition of 'The Seasons']Print: Book
1600-1699'My heart was inclined to love and honour my father, especially when, by reading the history of China, I found that th...Isaac Archer anonThe Historie of ChinaPrint: Book
1700-1799'the famous Tristram Shandy itself is not absolutely original: for when I was at Derby in the Summer of 1774 I strolle...Hester Lynch Thrale Anon.ife and Memoirs of Mr Ephraim Tristram Bates, commonly called Corporal Bates, a broken-hearted SoldierPrint: Book
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Transcribed in Elizabeth Lyttelton's hand, 'Distich from a monument to Elizabeth I in Allhallows the Great, Thames Str...Elizabeth Lyttelton anonDistich from a monument to Elizabeth I in Allhallows the Great, Thames Street, London.Print: Book
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Transcribed in Elizabeth Lyttelton's hand, an anonymous poem entitled 'An Euening Hymn' and beginning 'Now that the Sa...Elizabeth Lyttelton anonAn Evening HymnPrint: Book
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Transcribed in Elizabeth Lyttelton's hand, an anonymous 'Moral dialogue'.Elizabeth Lyttelton anonMoral DialoguePrint: Book
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[List of books read to Sir Thomas Browne by Elizabeth Lyttelton]. Headed in commonplace book: 'The books which my daug...Elizabeth Lyttelton anonHistory of the Life of Monsieur d'EpernonPrint: Book
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Transcription in Elizabeth Lyttelton's hand of 'An Epitaph upon Felton, who was hang'd in Chains for murdering the Old...Elizabeth Lyttelton AnonAn Epitaph upon Felton, who was hang'd in Chains for murdering the Old Duke of BuckinghamPrint: Book
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Transcription in Elizabeth Lyttelton's hand of 'A Turkish Prayer or Alhemdolilla'.Elizabeth Lyttelton AnonA Turkish Prayer or AlhemdolillaPrint: Book
1850-1899'Look here, my fame is even more complete than I had dreamed of. Get the "Spectators" for August 5th and 12th; and you...Robert Louis Stevenson anonReview article; and 'Husbands and Wives'.Print: Serial / periodical
1700-1799Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, c.3 April 1792: '"A soul prepard needs no delays/ The summons come the S...Robert Southey anon[memorial verse]Print: monument
1700-1799'Louisa and I began this day to read French. Our book was a little light piece of French gallantry entitled 'Journal A...James Boswell and Louisa [anon.]Journal AmoureuxPrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Collins, 31 March 1793: 'On Wednesday morning about eight o clock we sallied forth. my trave...Robert Southey anonAddress to the major of NottinghamPrint: Handbill
1700-1799Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 14-18 October 1793: 'I copied these four lines from the hospital at Readi...Robert Southey anon[lines at the Hospital in Reading]Print: Unknown
1700-1799Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, c 26 December 1793: 'Forgive egotism if I mention one circumstance which ...Robert Southey anon['sixpenny history of England']Print: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Robert Lovell, 5-6 April 1794: 'I have not yet seen Priestleys reasons for quitting this country. f...Robert Southey anonReview of Joseph Priestley, The Present State of Europe Compared with Antient Prophecies; A Sermon, Preached at the Gravel Pit Meeting in Hackney, February 28, 1794 Print: Serial / periodical
1700-1799Robert Southey to Robert Lovell, 5-6 April 1794: 'I have not yet seen Priestleys reasons for quitting this country. f...Robert Southey anonReviews of William Belsham's Remarks on the Nature and Necessity of a Parliamentary Reform (1793) and Memoirs of the Kings of Great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenberg (1793). Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945 I have read 'Roasted Angels' and I now return it. It is a very unusual and even a very remarkable play. It is full ...Arnold Bennett H Hamer [anon]Roasted Angels
1700-1799Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, c. 1-10 October 1795, 'Curious beginning of an alchemistical receipt. “In...Robert Southey anon"alchemical receipt"Print: BookUnknown
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 23-27 April, 1796 'The Poetry of Spain & Portugal wants taste, & gener...Robert Southey anonSpanish BalladsPrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 16 January 1797: 'I begin to think that our opinions upon poetry are n...Robert Southey anonReview of Hope, An Allegorical Sketch on Recovering Slowly from Sickness Print: Serial / periodical
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 16 January 1797: 'I begin to think that our opinions upon poetry are n...Robert Southey anonReview of Hope, An Allegorical Sketch on Recovering Slowly from Sickness Print: Serial / periodical
1700-1799Robert Southey to John James Morgan, 6 March, 1797: 'My mornings are devoted to Law; I allow the evening for pleasant...Robert Southey anonGerman GrammarPrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Thomas Southey, 16 March, 1797: 'We have been here now nearly a month. I read much Law — & find time...Robert Southey anonLaw booksPrint: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 12 September 1797: 'I much want the latter books of Amadis, subsequen...Robert Southey anonPalmerin of England Print: Book
1700-1799Robert Southey to Charles Watkin Williams Wynn, 22 September 1797: 'I see Roughs Lorenzino reviewed. I had not expect...Robert Southey anonReview of William Rough, Lorenzini di Medici Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'After Lights Out, Bayley reads a poem - anonymous. "J'y suis, j'y reste" about the war in Malaya. It is good and comp...Thomas Kitching anon.J'y suis, J'y resteUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Dated Garrow, 1823, is transcribed the traditional Scottish ... anon [Trad.]Unknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'A Conservative Song, to the tune of "There... Anon. TraditionalA Conservative SongPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'These very pretty rhymes were written in the times of Eliza... anon [Traditional]The Old and Young CourtierUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'Ballad "The old English Gentleman" sung by... anon [Traditional]The Old English GentlemanUnknown
1800-1849'This day I was in the Advocates Library seeking German Books, and I found (directed by Dr Irving) the first Article i...Thomas Carlyle anonReview of 'German Romance'Print: Serial / periodical
1850-1899'Read an account of Dorothea Trudel's mother to my mother.'John Ruskin anonDorothea TrudelPrint: Book
1850-1899'Slept well, and read grand book - "Darkness and Dawn" at coffee time.'John Ruskin anonDarkness and Dawn: the peaceful birth of a new agePrint: Book
1850-1899'Rest in room and discovered "History of Fair Rosamond".'John Ruskin anonHistory of Fair RosamondPrint: Book
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From the Commonplace book of Mrs Austen of Ensbury: Transcription of lines entitled ‘Stanzas Addressed to the Greeks’ ...Catherine Austen anonStanzas Addressed to the GreeksUnknown
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From the Commonplace book of Mrs Austen of Ensbury: Transcription of Lines by a Lady at a Ball', beginning 'So, Sir, y...Catherine Austen anonLines by a Lady at a BallUnknown
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From the Commonplace book of Mrs Austen of Ensbury: Transcription of lines beginning 'Black eyes may dazzle at a ball'.Catherine Austen anonBlack eyes and Blue eyesUnknown
1900-1945'The Secretary then read a paper upon English Miracle & Morality Plays. He described the Miracle Cycle at York with so...Ursula Unwin anon.EverymanPrint: Book
1900-1945'The Secretary then read a paper upon English Miracle & Morality Plays. He described the Miracle Cycle at York with so...Ernest E. Unwin anon.York Miracle CyclePrint: Book
1900-1945'The following miscellaneous programme was then gone through. This change in the subject was caused by the imposibilit...Alfred Rawlings Anon.MigrationsPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Shortly afterwards Victor Gollancz issued a pamphlet, entitled "Fascists at Olympia", which contained statements from...Vera Brittain anonFascists at Olympia
1900-1945'Various anonymous essays by members of the Club were then read with the following titles and at the conclusion of the...members of XII Book Club [anon. member of XII Book Club]Scandalous Affair, AManuscript: Unknown
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
1800-1849[Letter, Summer 1867]

'I took the ''Lancashire Wedding or Darwin moralized'' to read in the carriage. The m...
Emma Darwin anonThe Lancashire Wedding or Darwin MoralizedPrint: Book
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'Do you know, these wet afternoons I have been reading the story of Aladdin to myself for pleasure, without a dictiona...Gertrude Bell AnonOne Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)Print: Book
1900-1945'Sat on deck and read Buddhist Birth Stories and slept.' Gertrude Bell anonBuddhist birth stories: or Jātaka tales. The oldest collection of folk-lore extant: being the Jātakatthavannanā Print: Book
1850-1899'The evening being bright and moonlight and very still, we all went out, and walked through the whole village, where n...Prince Louis of Hesse anonproclamationPrint: Broadsheet, Poster
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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