Reading Experience Database
1450-1945

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1800-1849Witness statement in trial for theft: James Robertson: "I keep a public house in Stanhope-street, Clare market -the... Print: Newspaper
1700-1799Witness statement in trial for theft: Alexander Jack: "...we went to another house a little further on, and there w... Anon Print: Newspaper
1800-1849Witness statement in trial for theft: Thomas Watts: "...there was a gentleman in the house reading a newspaper and ... Anon Print: Newspaper
1800-1849William Wordsworth describes coach journey from London, having already observed that the coach guard was a former groc...[a grocer] Anon William Wordsworth[poems]Unknown
1800-1849Henry Mayhew's interview with a seller of street stationery: 'I read "Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper" on a Sunday, and what... [n/a]Lloyd's Weekly NewspaperPrint: Newspaper
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Henry Mayhew interviews "educated" costermongers who read fiction aloud to groups of costermongers in the courts they ...G.W.M. ReynoldsThe Mysteries of LondonPrint: Serial / periodical
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Henry Mayhew interviews "educated" costermongers who read fiction aloud to groups of costermongers in the courts they ...G.W.M. ReynoldsThe Mysteries of the Court of LondonPrint: Serial / periodical
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Henry Mayhew interviews a crossing sweeper: "Sometimes, after I get home, I read a book, if I can borrow one. What ...G.W.M. ReynoldsReynolds's MiscellanyPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849Statement of a juvenile offender: "I was never in prison before. I have been twice discharged, and am now waiting f...William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book
1800-1849Statement of juvenile offender: "I have been four times in prison and twice discharged... I never saw Jack Sheppard...William Harrison AinsworthJack SheppardPrint: Book, Serial / periodical, not sure if penny parts or volume
1800-1849Byron to Lady Caroline Lamb, 1 May 1812: 'I have read over the few poems of Miss Milbank with attention ... A friend o...[friend of Byron's, probably Dallas] anon Annabella Milbanke[poems]Manuscript: Unknown
1800-1849Byron to Thomas Moore, 15 September 1814: 'I believe I told you of Larry and Jacquy [ie Lara and Jacqueline, poems b...George Gordon Lord ByronLara; JacquelinePrint: Book
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"[In Lark Rise to Candleford (1947)] Flora Thompson recollected young Willie, whose family were village carpenters, be...Willie anon Charles Mackay (ed)A Thousand and One Gems of English PoetryPrint: Book
1850-1899On readers of William Robertson Nicoll's British Weekly: " ... [a] Lancashire man ... started reading the British Week...[a Lancashire man] anon The British WeeklyPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'[Kent] Carr cites a letter [Marie] Corelli received from a colors sergeant in the Boer War in May 1900: "Now to tell ...Marie CorelliThe Sorrows of SatanPrint: Book
1850-1899'... Helena Swanwick recalled one exception from among the succession of inadequate domestic servants who passed throu...George MeredithNovelsPrint: Book
'"Stilted prose" was the rapid and unhesitating reply to whether ... [George Meredith] reckoned "The Light of Asia" a ...Sir Edwin ArnoldThe Light of AsiaPrint: Unknown
1900-1945Not long ago I happened to call at the railway carter, and found the wife of the man engaged in reading George Eliots'...George EliotAdam BedePrint: Book
1850-1899'[Flora Thompson's] grandmother enjoyed the Princess Novelette and similar penny series, "and she had an assortment of... unknownPrincess NovelettePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'. . . the cab driver reads a coloured comic paper . . .'[a cab driver] anon Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'In Switzerland in 1908 Arnold Bennett met in his hotel an Anglo-Indian army major ... Bennett thought of engaging his...Marie CorelliHoly OrdersPrint: Book
1900-1945Q: Did your father read? A: No. He was a poor reader. He would rather my mother read to him, I think, read him the b... Lancashire Daily PostPrint: Newspaper, Local newspaper
1900-1945Q: Did you have a regular newspaper in the family? A: We had the News of the World and People every Sunday. Q: Who... News of the WorldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945Q: Did you have a regular newspaper in the family? A: We had the News of the World and People every Sunday. Q: Who... John BullPrint: Book, Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1800-1849Charlotte Bronte to William Smith Williams, 4 January 1848: '"Jane Eyre" has got down into Yorkshire; a copy has even ...Charlotte BronteJane EyrePrint: Book
1900-1945Q: Did your father read? A: No. He was a poor reader. He would rather my mother read to him, I think, read him the b... [unknown books]Print: Book
1900-1945Q: Did you have a regular newspaper in the family? A: We had the News of the World and People every Sunday. Q: Who... The PeoplePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945Q: Did you have a regular newspaper in the family? A: We had the News of the World and People every Sunday. Q: Who... Lancashire Daily PostPrint: Newspaper, local newspaper
1600-1699As temporary President in Virginia, John Smith 'had the "letters patent" [for governing of the colony] read aloud "eac... Letters patent for governance of colonyUnknown
1850-1899'Ellice Hopkins ... writing about Nottingham, decribed the operation of the "Girls' Movement" there ... She claimed th... storiesPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Walter BesantSelf or BearerPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles DickensThe Cricket on the HearthPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Charles KingsleyHypatiaPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Ellen Thorneycroft FowlerConcerning Isabel CarnabyPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...William Makepeace ThackerayThe VirginiansPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Mark TwainThe Adventures of Tom SawyerPrint: Book
1900-1945'[In The Saturday Review, 19 November 1904], "A Mother" records the books consumed since July by her sixteen-year-old ...Evelyn Everett-GreenThe Head of the HousePrint: Book
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Sybil Lubbock remembers ... the reading which prefaced Christmas: as she and her sister embroidered their father's sli... EwingPrint: Book
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Sybil Lubbock remembers ... the reading which prefaced Christmas: as she and her sister embroidered their father's sli...Charlotte YongePrint: Book
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Sybil Lubbock remembers ... the reading which prefaced Christmas: as she and her sister embroidered their father's sli...Walter ScottThe TalismanPrint: Book
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Sybil Lubbock remembers ... the reading which prefaced Christmas: as she and her sister embroidered their father's sli...Walter ScottQuentin DurwardPrint: Book
1800-1849Elizabeth Sewell ... remembered her mother in the 1820s reading aloud Anson's "Voyages", Lempriere's "Tour to Morocco"...George AnsonVoyage Round the WorldPrint: Book
1800-1849'Elizabeth Sewell ... remembered her mother in the 1820s reading aloud Anson's "Voyages", Lempriere's "Tour to Morocco...William LempriereTour to MoroccoPrint: Book
1800-1849'Elizabeth Sewell ... remembered her mother in the 1820s reading aloud Anson's "Voyages", Lempriere's "Tour to Morocco... History of MontezumaPrint: Book
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'[Mary Cholmondeley's mother] " ... read and was deeply interested in books on hydraulics, astronomy, anything that ha... books on hydraulicsPrint: Book
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'[Mary Cholmondeley's mother] " ... read and was deeply interested in books on hydraulics, astronomy, anything that ha... books on astronomyPrint: Book
1850-1899' ... [Dora Montefiore (b. 1851)] recalls her father's ... practice of looking up Shakespeare's views on any topic whi... Concordance to ShakespearePrint: Book
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Phyllis Browne, "What Girls Can Do" (1880): '[Having agreed with her father that she would read only books approved by...Thomas DickChristian PhilosopherPrint: Book
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'[On grounds of propriety] Lucy Caroline Lyttelton's grandmother ... left out one chapter of ... [Adam Bede] ... when ...George EliotAdam BedePrint: Book
1850-1899'A letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Arabel Barrett tells of a sixty-year-old woman who believed that her mora...Elizabeth Barrett BrowningAurora LeighPrint: 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
1800-1849'One unfortunate who had confounded together the opening paragraphs of the Evidences and the Natural Theology... [wrot...William PaleyNatural TheologyPrint: Book
1800-1849'A customer of Old Willy's in the Leather and nail line, telling us he had heard Cobbett's register read lately, where...[A customer of Old Willy's in the Leather and nail line] anon William CobbettPolitical RegisterPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945Jonathan Rose, "How Historians Study Reader Response: or, What did Jo Think of Bleak House?": " ... some of ... [Dicke...Charles DickensA Christmas CarolPrint: Book
"An Irish nationalist annotating the autobiographical Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Founder of the 'United Irishmen... annotations in Life of Theobald Wolfe Tone, the Founder of the 'United Irishmen'Manuscript: annotations in printed text
1700-1799H. J. Jackson discusses highly "adversarial" annotations made by anonymous reader in copy of Richard Watson, Bishop of...Richard WatsonA Letter to His Grace the Archbishop of CanterburyPrint: Book
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[Marginalia]: 4 lines of ms notes on the binding page are now rubbed and difficult to decipher but appear to be notes ...George BurderEarly piety: or, memoirs of children eminently serious. Interspersed with familiar dialogues, emblematical pictures, prayers, graces and hymns. Recommended by the Rev. Mr. PeckwellPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]: 3 pages of ms notes (pencil) on binding pages in form of references giving Book, chapter /verse and a sh... The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New; translated out of the original tongues, ?Print: Book
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[Marginalia]: a few pencil marginal marks (in form of bracketed lines of text eg p 79 has lines 203-7 bracketed), plus...James ThomsonSeasons, ThePrint: Book
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[Marginalia]: ms note on binding page appears to refer both to the battle of Flodden and to poems about it: '... The ...Robert LambeAn exact and circumstantial history of the battle of Floddon in verse written about the time of Queen Elizabeth. In which are related many particular facts not to be found in the English history[...]Print: 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
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[Marginalia]: some very brief marginal marks/notes eg p. 72/3 is bookmarked and has text '11. Calcium. - This metal is...Jonathan PereiraTreatise on food and diet, APrint: Book
1800-1849'[Martin] suffered but little violent pain until the day he died. Up to that period he sought amusement in cheerful an... [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1800-1849'His plan was to make use of me as a talking dictionary and grammar, confining my teachings exclusively to the answeri...Oliver GoldsmithVicar of WakefieldPrint: Book
[Marginalia]: pencil annotations on last binding page are in Latin and appear to be brief notes relating to 4 classes ...Robert ThomasThe modern practice of physic, exhibiting the characters, causes, symptoms, prognostic, morbid appearances, and improved method of treating, the diseases of all climatesPrint: Book
1800-1849[Marginalia]: has pencil annotations, opposite the title page and inside front cover, relating to the history and pu...Patrick GordonFamous history of the renown'd and valiant prince, Robert sirnamed, the Bruce, King of Scotland, ... A history both pleasant and profitable, set forth and done in heroic verse, by Patrick Gordon, Gentleman, ThePrint: Book
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[Marginalia]: 2 small ms notes laid into v.3 have references to items of interest eg.(1) 'Rupert's drops'; (2) 'From ...Priscilla WakefieldMental improvement: or the beauties and wonders of nature and art. In a series of instructive conversations. By Priscilla WakefieldPrint: Book
[Marginalia]: 8 leaves of ms notes, in ink, in French, have been bound in at the beginning of the volume. They consist...Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson marquise de PompadourSuite d'estampes gravees par Madame la marquise de Pompadour d'apres les pierre gravees de Guay graveur du RoyPrint: 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'In the [italics]Autobiography[end italics] he tells us of the impact of Byron on him and his friend Dave: "His influe...[Dave, friend of W.H. Davies] anon George Gordon, Lord ByronPrint: Book
1850-1899[Marginalia]: Each sermon has a ms date (or dates), possibly indicating use of material: e.g. p. 40 sermon on "Self-i...John CairdSermonsPrint: Book
1900-1945[Marginalia]: there are two annotators, one using blue ink and one red. All ms notes take the form of additional genea...Alistair and Henrietta Tayler (eds)Domestic papers of the Rose familyPrint: Book
1800-1849??we were soon in a free conversation on the subject of parliamentary reform. When objections were stated, they listen...William HonePolitical Litany
1800-1849'As a child [...] [Charles Shaw] [...] accepted without much complaint that at the age of seven he should abandon his ... bookPrint: Book
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'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questio... books on theologyPrint: Book
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'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questio... books on metaphysicsPrint: Book
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'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questio... history booksPrint: Book
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'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questio... books on belle lettresPrint: Book
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'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questio... books on sciencePrint: Book
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'The Dundee Factory Boy claimed that while an apprentice shoemaker, he read, "books on nearly all the disputed questio...Edward GibbonThe History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpirePrint: Book
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'The anonymous Stonemason [author of "Reminiscences of a Stonemason, By a Working Man" (London, 1848)] [...] employed... Print: Unknown
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'"Blind Henry's Life of Wallace was the first book that stirred my mind, and set me on a career of reading and thinkin... HenryLife of WallacePrint: Book
1700-1799Mary Berry to a friend, 14 December, 1798: 'During my illness I have finished the 2nd vol. of Wraxhall which I had jus...Thomas Robert MalthusEssay on the Principle of PopulationPrint: Book
1900-1945'Well, I think Civil Defence is a marvellous racket. It's given me the spare time I've been wanting for years?I've don...[M35B] Anon unknownunknown ["solid reading"]Unknown
1900-1945Sunday, Feb 4 (1940) 'Rose late. 11 o'clock. Breakfast. Went out to shovel snow off paths. Stayed in all day, reading... [unknown][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945'I'm getting on in age, I want light reading. You understand that, don't you? I don't want heavy reading. I don't want... unknown[light readings]Print: Book
1900-1945'It was quite a thousand pages and they laughed at me for reading it. It was dry, but I could really live the life of ... [unknown][life of Joan of Arc]Print: Book
1900-1945'Well, it's written snappy, you see. . . . Modern writers may not be up to the standard of the old writers, Dickens, T...J G BrandonDeath in Downing StreetPrint: Book
1900-1945'1.45. Paddington. All seats crowded, people eating, sleeping, reading, on seats and porters' trucks. Looking at Arriv... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Advert. S. side of Euston Road reading "Morris Commercial Vehicles-a Body for every Trade" heavily draped with decora... [n/a][advertisement]Print: Advertisement, Poster
1900-1945'Girl sitting on soiled newspaper is reading Daily Mirror. The caption reads "Three women wait 25 hours; lead line up ... [n/a]Daily MirrorPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I find myself between a well-to-do business man from the Midlands, who is reading a "crime" novel, and two good-looki... [unknown][crime novel]Print: Book
1900-1945'I find myself between a well-to-do business man from the Midlands, who is reading a "crime" novel, and two good-looki... [unknown]Pitman's bookPrint: Book
1900-1945'Walking back to lunch I met an old lady wheeling another old lady in a bath-chair, and heard the one in the bath-chai... [unknown][pamphlet]
1900-1945'Hostess is embroidering a fire-screen. Son, age 19, is reading. The wireless is on, and from time to time they consul... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Hostess is embroidering a fire-screen. Son, age 19, is reading. The wireless is on, and from time to time they consul... [n/a]Daily Telegraph SupplementPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Very few people appeared to be out, in fact it seemed like Sunday in the High Road, I called in a snack bar, ordered ... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'After that I read Voltaire's "Candide", and at 12 o'clock adjourned for a pint to the local pub. Switched on the wire... VoltaireCandidePrint: Book
1900-1945'After that I read Voltaire's "Candide", and at 12 o'clock adjourned for a pint to the local pub. Switched on the wire...Pat SloanSoviet DemocracyPrint: Book
1900-1945'On Coronation Day we had a holiday so I thought I would have a rest and so I stayed in bed all the morning reading.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'After tea I completed my notes on this subject and then finished a book I was reading, "The Evolution of Love", by Em...Emil LuckaEvolution of love, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'Followed by the thought that, had I not been reading Ethel Mannin's "Green Willow", which gives a vivid description o...Ethel ManninGreen WillowPrint: Book
1900-1945'About 10.30 p.m. I took her for some refreshment, we talked of books, she said she was reading "A Guide to Philosophy... [unknown]A Guide to philosophyPrint: Book
1900-1945'This landlord was new to the game and took me to see how he was studying to be master of it. He was busy reading th... unknownLicensed houses and their managementPrint: Book
1900-1945'A man is playing the piano briskly; on music stand is a newspaper, open at the sports page, which he is reading. A ... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Tries to read sports page, but ends up reading news. One girl does bad piece of work in mill. Immense black-out purch... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'While an old working-class lady of 68 in Worktown, reading a newspaper, summed up her opinion of the war as follows.' [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'When one has finished reading through this pamphlet one comes to the inevit- able conclusion that there is absolutel... [unknown][pamphlet]
1900-1945'Housekeeping pupil (voluntarily) reading the paper over my shoulder yesterday morning. "I suppose Eden thought they'd... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'At work the sole topic was the new Conscription Bill, with discussion on how it will affect each one. After reading t... [n/a]Daily TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'The English student said that he had read an English novel in which a similar idea was suggested. One German was very... [unknown][English novel]Print: Book
1900-1945'D. went. N. said he wasn't going to sleep, because it was too uncomfortable; would read a book. He read "Low Company"...Ignazio SiloneBread and winePrint: Book
1900-1945'I did not move from my chair but reached for a book. Picked up a Shakespeare and read the closing scene, "Othello".' William ShakespeareOthelloPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read Freud's "Introductory Lectures".'Sigmund FreudIntroductory LecturesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Also told me he had been commissioned to write a history of Dudley a few days back. Had declined. We went back and re... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'On the dressing table were three books, my own, "Sanders of the River", Snowden's "Wages and Prices", a relic of my s...Edgar WallaceSanders of the RiverPrint: Book
1900-1945'6.30-8 p.m. read. 8 p.m. supper. 9 p.m. bath and bed. I saw nothing stirring or peculiar. The only funny thing was th... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Reporter. On May 12 I slept till ten. From ten to eleven I read the paper with interest until I came to a half column... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I walked through the park for a few minutes and not finding anything of interest to see or hear, I turned into a lane... [n/a][tomb inscriptions]Print: epitaphs on tombs at cemetery
1900-1945'My friend didn't want to shave, although he was no longer clean-shaven, so we had a brief wrangle about washing. Then... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I sat in a seat in the square, my neighbours were mainly old men wrapped in dowdy overcoats and growling spasmodicall...Leo TolstoyWar and PeacePrint: Book
1900-1945'At 9.50 I went into the general office in order to await any cases of infectious diseases or nuisances which may aris... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I prepare supper and we eat it. Listen to news. I continue to read.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'9.15-12.0. Dressed. Wrote a poem. Annoyed by patriotic and religious activities at Church opposite. Read a magazine, ... [n/a]Light and DarkPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'At half past two I was dry, and eating the remnants of my lunch. I switched on the wireless and listened to the Coron... [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Had extra hour in bed and read morning paper. Spent most of morning in garden making enclosure for tortoise as decide... [n/a][morning newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945' I am disappointed that it is not raining, but bethought myself that it might rain at the time of the procession. I w...Emile BurnsHandbook of MarxismPrint: Book
1900-1945' I laid in bed till 6.15 a.m. and got up, washed and shaved. I ate my breakfast and read the paper.' [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Started to read George Orwell's "Road to Wigan Pier" -Left Book Club choice for March. Arrived at Liverpool St. punct...George OrwellRoad to Wigan PierPrint: Book
1900-1945'Smoke a Players "medium" and a De Reszke "Minor". I read "Glasgow Herald" (Bus strike, Britain's new Navy, etc.) and ... Glasgow HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Smoke a Players "medium" and a De Reszke "Minor". I read "Glasgow Herald" (Bus strike, Britain's new Navy, etc.) and ... [n/a]Ayrshire PostPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Breakfast ready and finished dressing 7.45. Read "Daily Worker".' [n/a]Daily WorkerPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I gave her E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India". She- "I'm not sure, but I believe I've read it. I don't really remem...E. M. ForsterA Passage to IndiaPrint: Book
1900-1945'"I've been calm all week, but yesterday I listened to the news bulletin and I got a bad dose of jitters. I read somew... [unknown][news bulletin]Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Thus under one-third had, on their own showing, attempted to read all the nformation leaflets. But further questionin... information leaflets
1900-1945'I have read the P.I.L. I read them with contemptuous and cynical amusement. Some people, I suppose, will darken thei... [information leaflets]
1900-1945'Have not read the P.I.L., neither has anyone in the house or anyone else I know. Will be read only if war breaks out.... [n/a][information leaflets]
1900-1945'Oh, I have strained my eyes trying to read, and had to give it up in the end. I call it dismal, sitting for half an h... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'To the Poolites each week comes a packet containing two Pool coupons (one to pass on to a friend) and the current iss... Littlewood's Sports LogPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945' "Well, because I do like Ernest Raymond's books and I read all of them as far as I can." ' Ernest Raymond[various titles]Print: Book
1900-1945'Well, I took it because it's a thriller. That's the reason. I like thrillers, you see. I always read thrillers.' [unknown][thrillers]Print: Book
1900-1945'Well, I've read John Buchan's books before. That's the reason.'John Buchan[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'On the whole I'd rather have a book like G. B. Stern's, or Hatter's Castle or The Stars Look Down. It's very sad to r...G B Stern[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'On the whole I'd rather have a book like G. B. Stern's, or Hatter's Castle or The Stars Look Down. It's very sad to r...Archibald Joseph CroninHatter's CastlePrint: Book
1900-1945'On the whole I'd rather have a book like G. B. Stern's, or Hatter's Castle or The Stars Look Down. It's very sad to r...Archibald Joseph CroninThe stars look downPrint: Book
1900-1945'But when we read the long speech of the Bishop of London, addressed to his first Diocesan Conference, we were, we con... Bishop of London[speech]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Course I know what you're talking about, I read about it all in the paper, used to read books about it, they've made ... [unknown][newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Read all about it chum in the papers, they don't interest me 'cept they don't do anything like for the likes of us, t... [n/a][Newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I've read a book of H. G. Wells, he's good, I saw that film about "Things to Come", it's good, never read about scien...H G Wells[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'Never thought much about it, took it for granted. One thing it's done is make people's nerves on edge all the time, w... [unknown][newspaper?]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I read where there's going to be a war soon, it said so in the "People", they tell you what's going to be, there's mo... [n/a]PeoplePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I read them every Sunday, many a time it's been true, but they don't give you so much bad news. When it was my birthd... [unknown][horoscopes]Print: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I read all the papers on it. I don't understand the politics of it, but they are all different. That's why people hav... [n/a][newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'My life is serious enough without worrying over things like that, so I don't read the papers-only read d'Alroy and An...Ann Temple[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'My life is serious enough without worrying over things like that, so I don't read the papers-only read d'Alroy and An...Marceline d'AlroyThe d'Alroy DiaryPrint: Book
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[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Long ago!'; [Text] 'Long ago!` Oh long ago!/ Do not these words r... [unknown]Long ago!Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I read an article in the "Daily Herald" on the Coronation Day survey. There was an invitation to write to Blackheath ... [n/a]Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read in the "News Chronicle" articles about the work, and especially the account by an ordinary housewife of her da... [n/a]News ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'When I read about Mass-Observation in "Reynolds", I wrote straight away to join in. In fact, if there was a joining-... [n/a]Reynolds's Weekly NewspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Well, it takes me enough time reading papers and the Sunday papers, and "John Bull" and the "Illustrated"' [n/a][newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Well, it takes me enough time reading papers and the Sunday papers, and "John Bull" and the "Illustrated"' [n/a][Sunday newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Well, it takes me enough time reading papers and the Sunday papers, and "John Bull" and the "Illustrated"' [n/a]John BullPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Well, it takes me enough time reading papers and the Sunday papers, and "John Bull" and the "Illustrated"' [n/a]Sports IllustratedPrint: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I don't read books at all, chiefly magazines that I can pick up and put down without losing the thread of the story ...' [n/a][magazines]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I like reading. I can sit down and read a good thriller and start on it again immediately I have finished it, but not... [unknown][thrillers]Print: Book
1900-1945'I do like reading, and I spend most of the evening reading because there's nowhere to go.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Well, yes, but not good reading. I only read to pass the time away, - any old thing; any time when I happen to be stu... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Sunday evening is the only time I do read, - I spend over an hour reading the "News of the World".' [n/a]News of the WorldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the "Times", which takes a time, - I suppose about an hour a day.' [n/a]The TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the "Telegraph" reviews ... in trains and in the evening, lunch-time etc.' [n/a]TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I've got too much to do (to read books). I read the newspapers mostly, morning and evening editions, and the midday, ... [n/a][Newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I spend some time reading the papers, morning and evening editions, roughly about 14 hours a week, about two hours ea... [n/a][Newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I don't read newspapers, but I get the magazine "Woman", and I spend about 2 hours reading that.' [n/a]WomanPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'The only reading I do outside the scope of my studies is that of newspapers, and the "New Statesman", - one hour.' [n/a]New StatesmanPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'The only reading I do outside the scope of my studies is that of newspapers, and the "New Statesman", - one hour.' [n/a][Newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Three hours magazines, - scientific and travel' [n/a][magazines]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I read a lot of magazines ... They're bright and easy reading, and you can find out lots of useful things in them.' [n/a][magazines]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I read one magazine, the "Engineer", which I peruse at odd times over a week or so. It would take sometimes as much a... [n/a]The EngineerPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'F 25 C is holding a slim book (looks new), approximate size 81/2" x 51/2", yellow jacket cover, title "Man Born to be...Dorothy SayersMan born to be kingPrint: Book
1900-1945'25 C was reading a book, waiting to be served, and reading with concentration, both elbows on table, head between han... [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'That I don't like refugees in fiction is perhaps easy to understand, but I don't even like the war and today's condit... [unknown][books]Print: Book
1900-1945'Detective stories and thrillers are by far the most numerous, in fact at the moment are all the fiction I seem to rea... [unknown][detective novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also r... [n/a]Sunday TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also r... [n/a]Times Literary SupplementPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also r... [unknown]Guide to EdinburghPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also r... [unknown][books on James IV]Print: Book
1900-1945'Novels, except of exceptional quality, I prefer to borrow as I read them, mainly for relaxation only and seldom wish ... [unknown][novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'I read the first page of the newspaper first, then turn to the back page, then fold the outside in. A chance headline... [n/a]Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the headlines and the adverts. If any particular headline strikes me I follow it up. Particularly comment on p... [n/a]Daily HeraldPrint: Advertisement, Newspaper
1900-1945'First of all I read the main headlines, then the various news paragraphs in order of importance on the front page, th... [n/a]Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I have always adopted the principle of working the newspaper fairly carefully from beginning to end. There may be an ... [n/a]Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'At work the sole topic was the new Conscription Bill, with discussion on how it will affect each one. After reading t... [n/a]Daily TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also r... [n/a]Jack O' LondonPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Oh, I read the reviews in the "Sunday Times" and the "Times Literary Supplement", when I can get hold of it. I also r... [unknown][books]Print: Book
1900-1945'Novels, except of exceptional quality, I prefer to borrow as I read them, mainly for relaxation only and seldom wish ... [unknown][novels]Print: Book
1900-1945'Have breakfast (next real interval is tea time, so breakfast includes prayers, reading and any urgent letters - this ... [unknown][unknown]Unknown
1900-1945'I was reading the other day the story of an air flight. They had a long and dangerous journey to undertake, and befor... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I have been reading the papers lately and I am astonished read what Mr. Heathcot-Amery has done. His people are highl... [n/a][Newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Well, see Miss. Christmas Day my father was reading his paper. His glass of beer was at his side. He feel asleep and ... [n/a][Newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'"Oh here they are again! I'll be glad when the bloody election's over. Why don't they make their minds up, what they ... [n/a][Newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'The newspaper today took my breath away. Such a landslide I had not expected. Yesterday morning, reading the "Telegra... [n/a]Daily TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'At one of the three occupied tables by the windows sat two women, one about thirty, the other probably no more than 1... [n/a][periodical]Print: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'At one of the three occupied tables by the windows sat two women, one about thirty, the other probably no more than 1... [n/a][newspaper cutting]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'After breakfast I postponed the things I ought to do by a little reading and knitting. Then I wrote letters till lunc... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I should say in justice to myself that I am absolutely unmoved, except by impatience, at the daily twitterings of the... [n/a][Newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Reading the ordinary papers occasionally, listening to the B.B.C. news sometimes, reading the Left wing papers someti... [n/a][Left-wing newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'"Manchester Guardian". English news once a day. Lord Haw-Haw, conversations with as may people as possible, reading o... [n/a]Manchester GuardianPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I am forming my opinions mainly from what I read in books on economies, politics, history, etc. I read the daily pape...C E M Joad[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I am forming my opinions mainly from what I read in books on economies, politics, history, etc. I read the daily pape...H G Wells[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I am forming my opinions mainly from what I read in books on economies, politics, history, etc. I read the daily pape...A Huxley[unknown]Print: Book
1900-1945'I'm very amused reading in the paper about the trains yesterday. (reads): "Many trains had to run in duplicate and tr... [n/a][Newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'There was little time left before supper, and we decided to go for short walk to have a look at the moon. This done, ... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'Exhilarated with a terrible sadness, after reading "Arise to Conquer", I wondered if, when young men have done with t... [unknown]Arise to conquerPrint: Book
1900-1945'When I realised that war made people around me feel hatred for their kinsmen (by which I mean mankind). People say th...Dick Sheppard[article in News Chronicle]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'Another lovely day: almost too hot to do anything. I've been depressed all day after reading Churchill's speech. It's...Winston Churchill[speech]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'The leaflet makes a special point of common sense but the way it urges people to use it is unconsciously the upper cl...Ministry of Information [invasion leaflet]
1900-1945'And a housewife, after reading it, says she is satisfied the she has done everything and knows everything that can be...Ministry of Information invasion leaflet
1900-1945'I was absolutely horrified about the Italians, the way they took revenge on Mussolini. I can't imagine what we're fig... [n/a][Newspaper: Article on Mussolini's death]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'There was a wonderful account in the "Daily Worker" of Mussolini's death, how he was shot in the head and his brain s... [n/a][Daily Worker: Article on Mussolini's death]Print: Newspaper
1900-1945'I heard that peace was declared on May the 7th, about 7 or 8 o'clock in the evening, at home with my parents. We had ... [unknown][unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'(after reading story): " I see what he (Kennedy) means. The government's all Labour at the moment except Mr. Churchil... Kennedy[unknown]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I have dreamt of Hitler twice recently, I put this down [to] reading books in the international situation rather than... [unknown][works/news on Hitler and Nazi-Germany]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'I had been reading Mary Border's book "Passport for a girl" and the day following my dream, I was interested to read ...Mary BorderPassport for a girlPrint: Book
1900-1945'Before the deed was done, however, the person in question awakened (I found the said person had been reading a thrill... [unknown][a thriller]Print: Book
1900-1945'I am forming my opinions mainly from what I read in books on economies, politics, history, etc. I read the daily pape... [unknown][books]Print: Book
1900-1945'I am forming my opinions mainly from what I read in books on economies, politics, history, etc. I read the daily pape... [n/a][daily newspapers]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849'Jenny & James [the Austen's servants] are walked to Charmouth this afternoon; - I am glad to have such an amusement f...James anon Daniel DefoeRobinson CrusoePrint: Book
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'Well you know I think I'd read number 15 first. I did read it the other day as a matter of fact. It's got a bit of a ... Fuel economy leaflet 15
1900-1945'Oh I did see that (15). I read it - actually it makes you read it because you have to go through to the end to find o... Information leaflet
1900-1945'Army officer: The first I heard of the invasion was when I was reading the papers in the mess after breakfast, when s... newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'A young middle class man comes and sits on a seat nearby, and reads a book. Behind the rank on the top people are sit... unknown[book]Print: Book
1900-1945'A young middle class man comes and sits on a seat nearby, and reads a book. Behind the rank on the top people are sit... unknownunknownPrint: 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
1900-1945'was reading Hitler's speech (oddly enough I read Hitler's speeches but very seldom read Churchill's I feel there is m...Adolf HitlerSpeechesPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'Let me see. (Then, after reading it all through very carefully) - But we know all about this. They sent round leaflet... Gas mask posterPrint: Poster
1900-1945'When I arrived home for tea that evening she asked as if I felt hungry. I replied, yes, and went on reading the paper... NewspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Some time ago I was convinced (I think through reading advertisements) that it was almost as rich in vitamins as butt... Advertisement for margarinePrint: Advertisement
1900-1945'A housewife, 25, says she likes the Chronicle's "spring fashions for women etc.", and a Times reader likes reading t... ChroniclePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'A housewife, 25, says she likes the Chronicle's "spring fashions for women etc.", and a Times reader likes reading t... TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'A housewife, 25, says she likes the Chronicle's "spring fashions for women etc.", and a Times reader likes reading t... ChroniclePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'First you read the papers, and then you form your own opinion after reading them and thinking about them. There's alw... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I'm off reading this period, glance at Insanity Bir, and open Marjorie's British Commonwealth by Ramsay Muir, at the ... unknownInsanity BirPrint: Book
1900-1945'I'm off reading this period, glance at Insanity Bir, and open Marjorie's British Commonwealth by Ramsay Muir, at the ...Ramsey MuirA Short History of the British CommonwealthPrint: Book
1900-1945'I think I really read newspapers from a sense of duty to keep in touch with the news of the world. Under certain cond... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Why? Largely to find out so far as possible, what is happening. Sometimes I am so much in despair about the possibili... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read newspapers because of an intense desire to get in touch with the world. A day missed in reading gives one a se... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'On the surface I should say- because I want to know what is on in the world, but looking deeper into it I think I do ... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Ex shop assistant, about 63. Reads Daily Express, News of the world, Evening News. Chief interest in the short storie... Daily ExpressPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Ex shop assistant, about 63. Reads Daily Express, News of the world, Evening News. Chief interest in the short storie... News of the WorldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Ex shop assistant, about 63. Reads Daily Express, News of the world, Evening News. Chief interest in the short storie... Evening NewsPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Reads Daily Herald. Likes best and spends most time on the racing and sports page. Considers the other stuff a lot of... Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the Daily Herald. I don't read much of the general news. The pages I prefer are the items on sport, horse raci... Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Reads Evening News and Sunday Chronicle. Likes best any sort of outspoken article that's exposing anything, and sp... Sunday ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Reads Evening News and Sunday Chronicle. Likes best any sort of outspoken article that's exposing anything, and sp... Evening NewsPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Woman, 55, middle class. Reads Times, Yorkshire Post. Likes best 'Society news and editorials when I agree with them.... TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Woman, 55, middle class. Reads Times, Yorkshire Post. Likes best 'Society news and editorials when I agree with them.... Yorkshire PostPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Dad, who is usually very anxious for his dinner, is often late on Sunday, when he is busy studying the sports pages i... Sunday ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the Daily Herald because it gives full account of the news, It is rather inclined to be "partly" and sometimes... Sunday GraphicPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the Daily Herald because it gives full account of the news, It is rather inclined to be "partly" and sometimes... Daily SketchPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'"I prefer the Daily Telegraph because I feel that the news is more genuine than the other daily newspaper print. I li... Daily TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read mainly the papers my parents take and they are not therefore my choice: Daily Mirror, Daily Mail. The former I... Daily MirrorPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read mainly the papers my parents take and they are not therefore my choice: Daily Mirror, Daily Mail. The former I... Daily MailPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I always read sports page at breakfast and the rest in the evening. I read the Times in the train going to business, ... TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I always read sports page at breakfast and the rest in the evening. I read the Times in the train going to business, ... MirrorPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I always read sports page at breakfast and the rest in the evening. I read the Times in the train going to business, ... PeoplePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I glance through the papers at breakfast time, and give them careful attention before and after lunch. I glance throu... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Sometimes I read the paper in the morning train, after a casual glance at breakfast time. More usually I read it lunc... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Breakfast time - that is 8 to 8.30. I rarely pick up the newspaper again during the day, unless there happens to be a... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Let me describe my reading of the Daily Sketch. I first look and read beneath the front page pictures. The chief news... Daily sketchPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I first glance at the personal columns, probably because they are on the front of the paper. Then I turn to the middl... Daily TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'On reading an article by Lord (then Mr) Keynes in The Times on working-class saving, I wrote to him about our survey....John Keynesarticle in The TimesPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I keep reading and reading the news, and I can't make out why I'm not more excited. I mean, it's so marvelous, really... NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Well, I'm a great admirer of her when she sings serious songs though I don't like her in films. There may be somethin... NewspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Reading The Case for Federal Union, one of the excellent Penguin Series. The prospect of Union seems to be remoter ev... unknownThe case for federal unionPrint: Book
1900-1945'I have been reading Sir. Robert Vansittart's little book "Black Record". I have found it very interesting. He certain...Robert VansittartBlack RecordPrint: Book
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1800-1849
'...he proclaimed himself a disciple of Rousseau. But he can hardly have followed the teaching of "Emile" very closely...Jeans-Jaques RousseauEmilePrint: Book
1800-1849'Your common student wrote to me about Blackwood's Magazine, shewing who wrote in it and who spoke of it; he talks abo...[unknown student] anon Walter ScottKenilworthPrint: BookManuscript: Letter
1800-1849'Your common student wrote to me about Blackwood's Magazine, shewing who wrote in it and who spoke of it; he talks abo...[unknown student] anon Blackwood's magazinePrint: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter
1900-1945'Hobbies. Mentioned 10 times. Twice as normal, three times increased (walking, stamp collecting, reading). One "war ou...A.E. HousmanunknownUnknown
1900-1945"If the foreman and checker were on good terms, then the checker could leave early. If not, he had to stay, biting his... MirrorPrint: Newspaper
1600-1699'In the afternoon upon the Quarter-deck, the Doctor told Mr North and me an admirable story called "The Fruitlesse Pre...Paul ScarronThe Fruitless PrecautionPrint: Book
1900-1945'I've been reading about miners' food difficulties. Isn't it disgusting-we starve the men who do one of the most impor... unknownreport on miners' conditionsPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I don't really believe in any superstitions. Sitting down 13 at a table would never worry me in the slightest. Howeve... unknownhoroscopePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I suppose I retained this view for about nine months. My thoughts have now radically changed, and this is due in a ma...Robert VansittartBlack RecordPrint: Book
1900-1945'(I am reading from her reply): "I hope I shall remember to go Church and thank God for our victory and our safety. I ... unknownletter about the post-war worldManuscript: Letter
1900-1945'It's funny isn't it. Looks as if they want to get him out of the way. He's a bit too forward looking for them I think...Hannen SwafferunknownPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'About twenty people gathered and sat on chairs - some in meditation, others obviously praying. At first I thought thi... Peace NewsPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I was just reading how he was going to attack Ireland in the next five days. I don't like the sound of that., . . . I... newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Every night when I go home I swear there are not more than three English people on the bus. The rudeness of them. A w... unknownunknownPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'A fortnight in London in June-July 1940, recuperating from Oxford Univ. Finals, I most clearly remember summer evenin... unknownunknownPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'I think astrology is the most reliable way of telling the future. Astrologers are so often right. I read him and stud... Lindoeastrology books / articlesPrint: Book, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'In reading the whole thing, I get a slight feeling of "leaning about" from question to question of the questionnaire.... clothes rationing questionnairePrint: questionnaire
1900-1945'Anyhow, their wives are being sent away. Mosley and his wife shouldn't be allowed to live together, but I suppose the... unknownarticle about Oswald MosleyPrint: Newspaper, Serial / periodical
1900-1945'Except sometimes when my wife sits on the arm of my chair when I am reading, and proceeds to perform on my own nails,... unknownunknownPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'He is about to go when he sees a copy of Bombers Moon by Negley Farson (8/6?). He picks it up to look at it. It inter...Negley FarsonBombers MoonPrint: Book
1900-1945'... only paper I read is the New Statesman once a week, this gives me condensed news of the week, is worth reading be... New StatemanPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read more-not so much of the paper as light books and escapist stuff. I listen to the radio about the same.' unknown[light books]Print: Book
1900-1945'I read more as I spend more time at home. Also I read fewer political works and more fiction.' unknown[light books]Print: Book
1900-1945'I read more. But cannot concentrate on the type of literature I like, preferring now, a light novel or auto-biography... unknown[light reading]Print: Book
1900-1945'I read more. But cannot concentrate on the type of literature I like, preferring now, a light novel or auto-biography... The New StatesmanPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read more. But cannot concentrate on the type of literature I like, preferring now, a light novel or auto-biography... NationPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I now very rarely go out in the evening, mainly on account of wife and family; spend more time reading and playing in... unknownunknownPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'In common with thousands of other people I have been doing knitting during the raids. In normal times I never have ti... unknownunknownPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'Yes, I read more as have more time- but have gone onto novels and escapist literature- cannot read such books as The ...Phyllis BottomeThe Mortal StormPrint: Book
1900-1945'Yes , I read more as have more time- but have gone onto novels and escapist literature- cannot read such books as The...G.E.R. GedyeFallen BastionsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Yes, I read more as have more time- but have gone onto novels and escapist literature- cannot read such books as The ... Daily WorkerPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Yes, I read more as have more time- but have gone onto novels and escapist literature- cannot read such books as The ... TribunePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Yes, I read more as have more time- but have gone onto novels and escapist literature- cannot read such books as The ... The New StatesmanPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I hardly read at all - I read the News Chronicle, it's all I have time for.' News ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I never buy books, I only read the "Wizard".' WizardPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I only read weekly magazines, like the "Woman". I prefer sewing and knitting.' The WomanPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'The only books I have the opportunity of reading are ration and points books.' ration booksPrint: Book
1900-1945'The only books I have the opportunity of reading are ration and points books.' points booksPrint: Book
1900-1945'I started to read a book called "Ishtar". It's not very good but I was very vague as to who Ishtar was - apparently t...E S StevensIshtarPrint: Book
1900-1945'Started to read "Disgrace Abounding" by Douglas Reed. He has got a bee in his bonnet about the Jews. Very insidious b...Douglas ReedDisgrace AboundingPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading, MacNeice "Autumm Journal". I enjoyed it very much and think it good. A. Werth, "Moscow '41". Very good - cle...Louis MacNeiceAutumm JournalPrint: Book
1900-1945'Reading H.V. Morton, "I James Blunt". I read it in half an hour. It is propaganda but first-class propaganda and inte...H V MortonI James BluntPrint: Book
1900-1945'My library book now is "Byron in Italy" by Peter Quennell. I have not read much of Byron's poetry for many, many year...Peter QuennellByron in ItalyPrint: Book
1900-1945'I prefer to go as soon as I can to the fountainhead, and to read, say, "Mein Kampf," to reading about Hitler. Such bo...Adolf HitlerMein KampfPrint: Book
1900-1945'On the whole in these casual ventures I go no further than about 2/6 a book, and most of my reading comes from such e... unknown[cheap editions of books]Print: Book
1900-1945'I'm afraid I just pick any books. I go in for light reading mostly. I've get two detective books for light reading, o... BrandonNight club MurderPrint: Book
1900-1945'I'm afraid I just pick any books. I go in for light reading mostly. I've get two detective books for light reading, o...Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I'm afraid I just pick any books. I go in for light reading mostly. I've get two detective books for light reading, o... DeepingShabby SummerPrint: Book
1900-1945'"I like books by Ruby M Ayres and Anne Duffield. The young lady usually chooses the books for me - she knows what I w...Ruby M AyresunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'"I like books by Ruby M Ayres and Anne Duffield. The young lady usually chooses the books for me - she knows what I w...Anne DuffieldunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like light reading - something to occupy my mind so that I can knit and read at the same time - something that I c... unknown[light reading]Print: Book
1900-1945'I don't mind any author, so long as it's a genuine western story. I always read purely western, because they're more ... unknown[western stories]Print: Book
1900-1945'I'm not keen to read books dealing with the current situation. War's grim enough, I prefer to choose books without wa...Ian HayNight on WheelsPrint: Book
1900-1945'I'm not keen to read books dealing with the current situation. War's grim enough, I prefer to choose books without wa...E M DelafieldThe Diary of a Provincial LadyPrint: Book
1900-1945'My husband usually buys the penguin books. They're cheap and easy to carry about and afterwards he gives them away to... unknown[detective fiction]Print: Book
1900-1945'The girl has joined the library. She's a big reader. Reads about 2 books a week. She's begun to start bringing home "... unknown["love" stories]Print: Book
1900-1945[I read] 'Good books - Dickens, and Scott, and all that, but I don't believe I've opened a book since I got married, a...Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945[I read] 'Good books - Dickens, and Scott, and all that, but I don't believe I've opened a book since I got married, a...Walter ScottunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'An author's name carries weight with me, but results are sometimes disappointing - e.g. I enjoyed Evelyn Waugh's "Dec...Evelyn WaughDecline and FallPrint: Book
1900-1945'An author's name carries weight with me, but results are sometimes disappointing - e.g. I enjoyed Evelyn Waugh's "Dec...Evelyn WaughVile BodiesPrint: Book
1900-1945'Just now I'm reading books [of] what I call Geography plus books that give great insight in [to] different places. I'...Gerald SamsonWarning Light of AsiaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lately I've got interested in Spiritualism. I've read one book about it, I thought it was a lot of rubbish. That was ...Arthur FindlayThe Unfolding UniversePrint: Book
1900-1945[I am reading] 'An endeavour to see whether or not war can sort of be got under control for the future. (Freud; War & ...Sigmund FreudWar and deathPrint: Book
1900-1945'I'm interested in Russia and want to know all about socialism. (Russia, Friend or Foe: Sloan)'Pat SloanRussia, Friend or FoePrint: Book
1900-1945'I thought it would be interesting to me in my work (Salesmanship - Hover)' HoverSalesmanshipPrint: Book
1900-1945'It appealed to me - I like books about the country and farms and country life in general. (Lost Fields: McLaverty)'Michael McLavertyLost FieldsPrint: Book
1900-1945[I am reading this] 'Because I've got a ten week's old baby. (Practical Psychology: Allen)' AllenPractical PsychologyPrint: Book
1900-1945'I'm taking up nursing, and I thought I would get a good inside knowledge from a book of this kind. (Hospital Nurse: S...Doreen SwinburneHospital NursePrint: Book
1900-1945'Most of the books I choose from the free library are for the wife. I cast my eye over the books vaguely searching for... unknownsynopsis of bookPrint: Book
1900-1945'I've nearly finished "World's End" by Sinclair Lewis. It's a grand book. I started it because I enjoyed 'Between Two ...Sinclair LewisWorld's EndPrint: Book
1900-1945'I am reading now "Time is the Spur". No, I don't know whom it is by. I was recommended to it by a friend, It's very g... unknownTime is the SpurPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read various types of novels. Some books give long involved descriptions. I don't mind a little of that, but in add...Bessie MyersEscapePrint: Book
1900-1945'I read what I call semi-serious novels. That is, it's got to have a love story woven through it, but at the same time...Phillip GibbsNettle DangerPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read what I call semi-serious novels. That is, it's got to have a love story woven through it, but at the same time...Phillip GibbsThe Sons and OthersPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read what I call semi-serious novels. That is, it's got to have a love story woven through it, but at the same time...Phillip GibbsThe Amazing SummerPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read what I call semi-serious novels. That is, it's got to have a love story woven through it, but at the same time...Phillip GibbsThrough the Dark NightPrint: Book
1900-1945'I can't be bothered reading heavy stuff. I don't seem able to concentrate for long. I like books of the romantic and ...Pearl BuckThe Home DividedPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like thrillers and mysteries and oriental tales. Anything mystery which has nothing whatever to do with the war. I ...P.G. WodehouseunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like funny books, like Thorne Smith, you know, nothing too serious. ("For whom the Bell Tolls", Hemingway, was ...Ernest HemingwayFor whom the Bell TollsPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like funny books, like Thorne Smith, you know, nothing too serious. ("For whom the Bell Tolls", Hemingway, was ...Thorne SmithunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'My children like to get hold of Charteris, the Saint Stories, you know. But it's a funny thing we can't get any of hi...Leslie CharterisSaint storiesPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like good modern books - I'm very fond of American books - or Dorothy Conyer's - good racy stories. I hate detecti...Naomi Jacobs[early works]Print: Book
1900-1945'I like good modern books - I'm very fond of American books - or Dorothy Conyer's - good racy stories. I hate detecti...Richard LlewellynHow Green was My ValleyPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like good modern books - I'm very fond of American books - or Dorothy Conyer's - good racy stories. I hate detecti...Faith BaldwinConflictPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like good modern books - I'm very fond of American books - or Dorothy Conyer's - good racy stories. I hate detecti...Dorothy ConyerunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All...Richard LlewellynHow Green was My ValleyPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All...Rachel FieldAll this and Heaven TooPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All...Brett YoungPortrait of a VillagePrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All...Georgette HeyerRoyal EscapePrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All...Georgette HeyerSpanish BridePrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All... FrankauRoyal RegimentPrint: Book
1900-1945'Oh, I like all kinds of books - historical, semi-biography, well written. I liked "How Green was My Valley": and "All... unknownElizabeth of BohemiaPrint: Book
1900-1945'I've read one book since the war "A Yank At Oxford". I liked that.....'John Monk SaundersA Yank at OxfordPrint: Book
1900-1945'I liked Rebecca and 'Gone with the Wind".'Daphne Du MaurierRebeccaPrint: Book
1900-1945'I liked Rebecca and 'Gone with the Wind".'Margaret MitchellGone with the WindPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like autobiography and I love a good thriller - I can't bear funny books other than Stephen Leacock. I don't like a...Stephen LeacockunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like anything good....something like "The Stars Looked Down" or "Gone with the Wind"...."Fame is the Spur" is a lov...Margaret MitchellGone with the windPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like anything good....something like "The Stars Looked Down" or "Gone with the Wind"...."Fame is the Spur" is a lov...Archibald Joseph CroninThe Stars Looked DownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like anything good....something like "The Stars Looked Down" or "Gone with the Wind"...."Fame is the Spur" is a lov...Howard SpringFame is the SpurPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lately I've been reading books about China and Russia. I figure it out this way: I read the newspapers and meet diffe... unknown[books about China and Russia]Print: Book
1900-1945'I despise all these novels and so on. I'm a retired Civil Servant and I chiefly read the Times, politics and things o... The TimesPrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945[I read] 'Oh, anything political - I'm mad about politics -you know, India today and all that sort of thing and all th...H. RathboneWhat Next in GermanyPrint: Book
1900-1945'For light reading I like biography and travel - I see there are one or two out about the South Seas that should be in... unknown[biography and travel]Print: Book
1900-1945'I enjoy most autobiographies and biography - you know Negley Farson's Travels - at the moment I'm reading Thackeray. ...Negley FarsonTravelsPrint: Book
1900-1945'I enjoy most autobiographies and biography - you know Negley Farson's Travels - at the moment I'm reading Thackeray. ...W.M. ThackerayThe History of PendennisPrint: Book
1900-1945'I enjoy most autobiographies and biography - you know Negley Farson's Travels - at the moment I'm reading Thackeray. ...John GalsworthyForsyte SagaPrint: Book
1900-1945'I enjoy most autobiographies and biography - you know Negley Farson's Travels - at the moment I'm reading Thackeray. ... unknownHeavenly TrouserPrint: Book
1900-1945'"I don't read much - oh, a very mixed lot - "My Son Absalom" and "Fame is the Spur"' [then in response to question fr... unknownMy Son AbsalomPrint: Book
1900-1945'"I don't read much - oh, a very mixed lot - "My Son Absalom" and "Fame is the Spur"' [then in response to question fr...Howard SpringFame is the SpurPrint: Book
1900-1945'"I don't read much - oh, a very mixed lot - "My Son Absalom" and "Fame is the Spur"' [then in response to question fr...Peter FlemingNews from TartaryPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like Travel books - something uplifting - teaches you something. Of course, I like dirty books too....Have you read... unknown[Travel books]Print: Book
1900-1945'I like Travel books - something uplifting - teaches you something. Of course, I like dirty books too....Have you read...John BluntunkownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like Travel books - something uplifting - teaches you something. Of course, I like dirty books too....Have you read...Adolf HitlerMein KampfPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like Travel books - something uplifting - teaches you something. Of course, I like dirty books too....Have you read...Daphne Du MaurierRebeccaPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like Travel books - something uplifting - teaches you something. Of course, I like dirty books too....Have you read...Margaret MitchellGone with the WindPrint: Book
1900-1945'"Happy World" is a very charming description of the best bits of the old landed way of life. The race as a whole seem... unknownHappy WorldPrint: Book
1900-1945'H. Williamson's "Norfolk Farm", for the detail making me feel I had lived those hard days myself.'H WilliamsonNorfolk FarmPrint: Book
1900-1945'"This Above All", Eric Knight. Believe me I lived and smelt through that book all the horrors of nights and days of b...Eric KnightThis Above AllPrint: Book
1900-1945'Dubliners, James Joyce. First time I read it I was not much impressed, but on reading them again I found much that I ...James JoyceDublinersPrint: Book
1900-1945'Since the war began I have read less because my working hours have been lengthened and ARP duties and various social ... unknown[political and social books]Print: Book
1900-1945'I read less now than before the war, owing to pressure of work - of a mental nature - and consequently prefer to spen... unknownunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'Since the war began I have read less, chiefly because I am more tired and have less time. I never read until bed-time... unknown[lighter literature]Print: Book
1900-1945'I can no longer settle to fiction to anything like the extent I did before the war. Could read nothing but Jane Auste...Jane AustenEmmaPrint: Book
1900-1945'Housekeeping pupil (voluntarily) reading the paper over my shoulder yesterday morning.' newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Lady Chatterly's Lover is the absurdest pornography I have ever read, but The Man Who Died is one of the finest piece...D H LawrenceLady Chatterley's LoverPrint: Book
1900-1945'Lady Chatterly's Lover is the absurdest pornography I have ever read, but The Man Who Died is one of the finest piece...D H LawrenceThe Man Who DiedPrint: Book
1900-1945'His novels rather date, but his essays are vivid and stimulating. Red Trousers comes to the mind as being real hot st...D H LawrenceRed TrousersPrint: Book
1900-1945'Ends and Means contains much that is good and new. Also his essays are quite attractive, his novels are utter tripe.'Aldous HuxleyEnds and MeansPrint: Book
1900-1945'I like his Brave New World but I do not think any of his other books are much good, in fact they bore me profoundly.'Aldous HuxleyBrave new worldPrint: Book
1900-1945'We took our deck chairs into the garden and from 3 o' clock until 3.20 I read the paper whilst my wife knitted. At 3.... newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945 'Modern writers may not be up to the standard of the old writers, Dickens, Thackeray and Scott, but they're snappy-th...Charles DickensunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read a newspaper chiefly from a sense of shame, because I dislike being ill-informed, and I am a social creature,... newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I look through a newspaper very much in the mood in which I go out for a stroll or light a cigarette by the front doo... newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the Daily Express because I like its human interest, the Telegraph because of its fairly accurate reporting...... Daily ExpressPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I read the Daily Express because I like its human interest, the Telegraph because of its fairly accurate reporting...... TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I prefer the Daily Telegraph because I feel that the news is more genuine than the other daily newspapers print. I li... Daily TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I consider the News Chronicle as unbiassed as any of the dailies, and, having the habit of reading that paper, do not... News ChroniclePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'We have the Sunday Express because it is more newsy, and the People because my mother likes the women's page and fath... Sunday ExpressPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'We have the Sunday Express because it is more newsy, and the People because my mother likes the women's page and fath... PeoplePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I begin at the back page of the Daily Mail, and read straight through till I come to the front. I don't know why I do... Daily MailPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'On Monday, January 15, saw an Evening Standard placard with the words, "Hitler Will March, says Paris". But in the St... Evening StandardPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'On Monday, January 15, saw an Evening Standard placard with the words, "Hitler Will March, says Paris" But in the Sta... StarPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Man, 35, Jew. Entered at 6.10. Walked towards Daily Herald. A Cockney was reading it, Jew held one side of paper and ... Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Siegfried Line with Two French soldiers. The chief is reading a letter from his mother: "How are you getting on?" Air... letter from his motherManuscript: Letter
1900-1945'After carrying out psychic research and reading reports and hypotheses by Lodge, Crookes, J.A. Findlay etc. I know to... LodgeunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'After carrying out psychic research and reading reports and hypotheses by Lodge, Crookes, J.A. Findlay etc. I know to... CrookesunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'After carrying out psychic research and reading reports and hypotheses by Lodge, Crookes, J.A. Findlay etc. I know to...J A FindlayunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'At Wormwood Scrubs I lent a work on Henry VIII to a jewel thief. When he returned it, he remarked that he had enjoyed... [unknown][Henry VIII]Print: Book
1850-1899Elizabeth Missing Sewell on the model for the domineering husband Colonel Forbes, in her novel [italics]Katherine Asht...Elizabeth Missing SewellKatherine AshtonPrint: Book
1900-1945'It was about noon, and the officers had all gone home to their dinners, when, as I sat on my stool munching my loaf a...James BoswellLife of JohnsonPrint: Book
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Eleanor L. Sewell, niece of Elizabeth Missing Sewell, in chapter 20 of [italics]The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missi...Elizabeth Missing SewellworksPrint: Unknown
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Eleanor L. Sewell, niece of Elizabeth Missing Sewell, in chapter 20 of [italics]The Autobiography of Elizabeth Missi... Visitors' book, Lollards' Tower, LambethPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'I have the Daily Mail and the News of the World for sport. They're getting a bit better than they were, but they're s... Daily MailPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I have the Daily Mail and the News of the World for sport. They're getting a bit better than they were, but they're s... News of the worldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'A master's debate at school set me thinking, and I decided for myself as far as I could at that age. At 16 I joined t...Dick ShepherdunknownPrint: Book
1900-1945'A master's debate at school set me thinking, and I decided for myself as far as I could at that age. At 16 I joined t...Aldous HuxleyEncyclopaedia of pacifismPrint: Book
1900-1945'I read it three times, and I can't make head or tail of it. Doesn't seem nothing in it somehow.'Adolf Hitler[a speech]Print: Unknown
1900-1945'She is a woman of the artisan class, aged about 35. She was dressed in a brown coat with a fur collar, and had a scar... unknownunknownPrint: Book, Unknown
1900-1945'A study was made on Armistice Day reactions, comparable to those made in previous years. Even at the Cenotaph there w...[a priest] anon unknownprayerPrint: Unknown
1900-1945'Well, I've only read the Telegraph, and I don't like it. Everything is contradicted later.' TelegraphPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'I have read the four PIL which we have had. They seem to give all the information required accurately and clearly, ... Ministry of Informationpublic information leaflets
1900-1945'Two books I remember reading at one sitting are "Dr. Syn" and "The return of Dr. Syn" (Russell Thorndyke), these I re...Russell ThorndykeDr SynPrint: Book
1900-1945'Two books I remember reading at one sitting are "Dr. Syn" and "The return of Dr. Syn" (Russell Thorndyke), these I re...Russell ThorndykeThe return of Dr. SynPrint: Book
1800-1849Conversion of hardened convict, as a result of a storm which brought terror to his mind: 'It was then I thought of Je... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1850-1899Elizabeth Missing Sewell, in letter to '_____', from Albano, April 1861 [re Remains of Roman theatre at Tusculum]: 'T...Thomas Babington MacaulayLay of the Battle of Lake RegillusPrint: Book
1850-1899Elizabeth Missing Sewell, in letter of 5 June 1861 to 'My Dear _____', headed 'Bugiasta or Pagiastra, or something of ... 'Italian play'Print: Book
1600-1699'and so home, and made my boy read to me part of Dr Wilkins's new book of the " Character", and so to bed.' (...John WilkinsAn essay towards a real character, and a philosophical languagePrint: Book
1600-1699'and then made the boy to read to me out of Dr Wilkins his "Real Character", and perticularly about Noah's arke, where...John WilkinsAn essay towards a real character, and a philosophical languagePrint: Book
1600-1699'Thence walked to Barne elmes; and there, and going and coming, did make the boy read to me several things, being nowa... [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'My boy was with me, and read to me all day' [unknown][unknown]Unknown
1600-1699'And so to dinner alone, having since church-time heard my boy read over Dryden's reply to Sir R Howard's answer about...John DrydenA defence of an essayPrint: Book
1600-1699'And so to dinner alone, having since church-time heard my boy read over Dryden's reply to Sir R Howard's answer about...Richard Flecknoe [?]A letter from a gentleman to the Hon. Ed. Howard, Esq.Print: Book
1600-1699'So to supper, and the boy to read to me, and so to bed.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'So back home to supper, and made my boy read to me a while, and then to bed.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'And so back to my chamber, the boy to read to me; and so to supper and to bed.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'and so home to supper, and the boy to read to me; and so to bed.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'And so to hear my boy read a little, and supper and to bed.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'and after dinner, all the afternoon got my wife and boy to read to me.' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'and so made the boy read to me' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'and there I made my boy to read to me most of the night, to get through the "Life of the Archbishop of Caterbury".' Peter HeylynCyprianus Anglicus, or The history of the life and death of William Laud, Archbishop of CanterburyPrint: Book
1600-1699'and then home and made my boy read to me Wilkins's "Reall Character", which doth please me mightily.'John WilkinsAn essay towards a real character, and a philosophical languagePrint: Book
1600-1699'and so with great content and joy home - where I made my boy to make an end of the "Reall Character", which I begun a...John WilkinsAn essay towards a real character, and a philosophical languagePrint: Book
1600-1699'making the boy read to me the life of Julius Caesar and Des Cartes book of music - the latter of which I understand n...Clement Edmonds'Life' prefaced to 'The commentaries of C. Julius Caesar'Print: Book
1600-1699'making the boy read to me the life of Julius Caesar and Des Cartes book of music - the latter of which I understand n...Renatus DescartesCompendium: Renatus DesCartes excellent compendium of musick: By a Person of HonourPrint: Book
1600-1699'and after dinner, to get my wife and boy, one after another, to read to me - and so spent the afternoon and evening' [unknown][unknown]Print: Book
1600-1699'and so spent the whole morning with W. Hewer, he taking little notes in short-hand, while I hired a clerk to read to ... [unknown][documents on the history of the Navy]Manuscript: Roll
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'Written by a scribe named Salthows between 1140 and 1450, probably in Norfolk, [British Library] MS Add. 61823 is con...Margery KempeThe Book of Margery KempeManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'We have not got a circulating library. It was too near Glasgow to thrive, and I am no ways acquainted in Glasgow. I a...Mary Russell MitfordFanny's FairingsPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'When I get home my noble aunt is reading the papers. At the time I was writing this the number of people reading the... newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Every day for a fortnight at the end of February, an observer brought a copy of the "Daily Mirror" into the canteen a... Daily MirrorPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Hundreds of men and women were standing on the stairs leading to the basement. They read newspapers, they chatted, t... Daily HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1900-1945'Hundreds of men and women were standing on the stairs leading to the basement. They read newspapers, they chatted, t... Daily ExpressPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849'[in a letter from Bury's correspondent [-]] I believe I told you I had been reading Horace Walpole's Letters over aga...Horace WalpoleLettersPrint: Book
1800-1849'[in a letter from Bury's correspondent [-]] I believe I told you I had been reading Horace Walpole's Letters over aga...Marie Anne de Vichy-Chambrond, Marquise du DeffandLetters of the Marquise du Deffand to the Hon. Horace WalpolePrint: Book
1800-1849'[in a letter from Bury's correspondent [-]] I believe I told you I had been reading Horace Walpole's Letters over aga...Marie Anne de Vichy-Chambrond, Marquise du Deffand[Letters to Voltaire]Print: Book
1800-1849'[in a letter from Bury's correspondent [-]] I have been reperusing Madame de Stael's De l'Allemagne. I cannot very we...Anne Louise Germaine, Baronne de Sta?l-HolsteinDe l'AllemagnePrint: Book
1800-1849'Southey's long epic poem, called "Roderick the Last of the Goths", is the new work. Every one is busy reading it, or ...Robert SoutheyRoderick: The Last of the GothsPrint: Book
1800-1849'Sir H. Davy is going to publish a volume of poetry. I saw one of the poems; it is very abstruse, and metaphysical, on...Humphry DavyunknownManuscript: Unknown
1800-1849'I have become acquainted with a Mr Cumberland, who must be agreeable, for he has an hereditary right to it. I have be...Richard CumberlandMemoirs of Richard Cumberland: written by HimselfPrint: Book
1800-1849'I have become acquainted with a Mr Cumberland, who must be agreeable, for he has an hereditary right to it. I have be...Richard CumberlandObserver, The: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar EssaysPrint: Book
1900-1945'The clerk who cashes my cheques at the bank is quite a bright, intelligent-looking boy. To-day I had a copy of [itali... [unknown][French novels]Print: Book
1700-1799'One day as I was sitting in my Shop, a Woman who though very badly drest, had a Dignity in her Air which distinguish'...Laetitia Pilkington[notice in her shop window]Manuscript: Sheet
1900-1945' "Junior," she said to him, "you reeely must look. You remember Mrs Furnivall said that the part between Dieppy and ... TimePrint: Serial / periodical
1900-1945'I had a long conversation in the tram yesterday with an old maid who had just come back from Florence & talked about ...Ford Madox FordHolbeinPrint: Book
1900-1945'I had a long conversation in the tram yesterday with an old maid who had just come back from Florence & talked about ...Maurice HewlettLittle Novels of ItalyPrint: Book
1900-1945'a fervent young admirer exclaimed: "By Jove, the [underlined] Good Soldier [end underlining] is the finest novel in t...Ford Madox FordGood Soldier, ThePrint: Book
1900-1945'I met a girl who worked in one of the intelligence sections at Blenheim. In her bed-sitter one evening, as we sat in ... [n/a][Intelligence lists of communists]Print: Unknown
1700-1799'In my own day all mothers strictly forbade their daughters to read Rousseau's "Nouvelle Heloise", and all daughters, ...Jean Jacques RousseauJulie; ou, la Nouvelle HeloisePrint: Book
1700-1799'In my own day all mothers strictly forbade their daughters to read Rousseau's "Nouvelle Heloise", and all daughters, ...Jean Jacques RousseauJulie; ou, la Nouvelle HeloisePrint: Book
1800-1849'In my own day all mothers strictly forbade their daughters to read Rousseau's "Nouvelle Heloise", and all daughters, ...Jean Jacques RousseauJulie; ou, la Nouvelle HeloisePrint: Book
1800-1849'With the same amusement [of secret knowledge about Scott's authorship] I now sit by the fire, sucking in the sagaciou...Walter ScottTales of my LandlordPrint: Book
1800-1849'Mrs Scott (here) is as thorough-paced a lover of those books [The Waverley Novels] as either of us. I have been looki...Anne Louise Germaine, Baronne de StaelDix Années d'exilPrint: Book
1800-1849'in came the Rector with, "I have just been at the Hall, Ly Maria has just got the "Court Journal", which says "Trevel... [n/a]Court JournalPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'I had a letter from Ly. -- on Tuesday that gave me great content, for I, like you, felt a little afraid that the Lady...Lady [anon] Jane ScottTrevelyanPrint: Book
1800-1849'Do you not think the contrast of the manners between Melbourne House and Devonshire House [in "Glenarvon"] well drawn...Caroline LambGlenarvonPrint: Book
1800-1849'Do you not think the contrast of the manners between Melbourne House and Devonshire House [in "Glenarvon"] well drawn...Samuel JohnsonRambler, ThePrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849'Pray read "Tales of my Landlord". They are charming. I think there can be no doubt but that they are written by the A...Walter ScottTales of my LandlordManuscript: Unknown
1700-1799'A Lady of Norfolk, by a letter to my friend Dr. Burney, has favoured me with the following solution [to the question ...Kenneth MacaulayHistory of St Kilda Print: Book
1900-1945'The note announced, a little defiantly, that the writer had read, "with the utmost pleasure," my novel "The Dark Tide...Vera BrittainThe Dark TidePrint: Book
'[from Bennet Langton's collection of 1780 Johnsoniana, passed to Boswell] Goldsmith one day brought to the Club a pri... [an ode]Print: Unknown
1700-1799'An Officer in the Army once asked old Major Markham how he could make any Pleasure out of such a Book, it was Pope's ...Alexander PopeEthic EpistlesPrint: Book
1700-1799'We were talking of people who read awkwardly not knowing what they were about: Mr Johnson protested he knew two Lads ...William ChillingworthReligion of Protestants a Safe Way to SalvationPrint: Book
1700-1799'A Mother was making her Little Son read Nelson's Feasts and Fasts - this says he is a very good book to be sure Mama,...Robert NelsonCompanion for the festivals and fasts of the Church of England: With collects and prayers for each solemnity , APrint: Book
1800-1849Tues 27 Mar 1849 - Sat 31 Mar 1849: chaplain had accident on board ship, Matron reads Scriptures to convicts every mor... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849Words of a gentleman, well known to Fry, desirous of seeing and judging for himself effects of the experiment in Newga... [n/a]Bible (probably)Print: Book
1800-1849ms journal of Sophia de C-, one of the ladies of the Visiting Society for Newgate, entry dated 1 May 1817: 'Most of th... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849Fry explains reading to prisoners to Committee of House of Commons on the Prisons of the Metropolis, 27 Feb 1818: 'our... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849Account of the gifts given to several female prisoners who burnt their playing cards: 'she called the first to her, an... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849'Mary Joy was convicted in July, 1834 ... She remained in Newgate till the month of January, when a pardon was obtaine... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849'Eliza Cooper was first visited in Newgate in the summer of 1849. She was committed for unlawfully deserting her infan... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1700-1799'I must write down the following Epigram while I remember it: somebody saw it written up on the Window of the Devizes ... [an epigram]Unknown
1800-1849'Eliza Cooper was first visited in Newgate in the summer of 1849. She was committed for unlawfully deserting her infan... [n/a]BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849'Eliza Cooper was first visited in Newgate in the summer of 1849. She was committed for unlawfully deserting her infan... [n/a]Bible (Psalms)Print: Book
1800-1849'The case of Maria Manning is not one which it can be in any measure satisfactory to dwell upon ... Manning requested ... [n/a]Bible (Psalms)Print: Book
1700-1799'It was while serving here [Willenslee at the farm of Mr Laidlaw] , in the eighteenth year of my age, that I first got...Nathan BaileyDictionarium BritannicumPrint: Book
1600-1699'After priuat prairs I went about the house and wrought amonge my Maides, and hard one read of the Booke of Marters'John FoxeBook of Martyrs (the title by which Foxe's Acts and Monuments of these Latter and Perilous Days was popularly known)Print: Book
1800-1849Prisoner's statement in trial for theft: Joseph Smith: 'There was a gentleman in the tap-room, reading the newspaper—... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
1800-1849witness statement in trial for theft: Frederick Shaw: 'Q. Were there any persons at the tap? A. There was one person ... [n/a][newspaper]Print: Newspaper
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 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin, Shew...William CowperJohn GilpinUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'Signs of Pain: An excuse for not accepting...Edward JennerSigns of RainUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'Anacreontic Lay', beginning 'Sing! - who s...Barry CornwallAnacreontic LayUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of the traditional story of the 'Sportsman and... TraditionalThe Sportsman and the CountrymanUnknown
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. Transcription of 'Lines written on the Author's being asked ...St. George Tucker [attrib.]Days of my YouthUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of lines beginning 'Oh, could we read on every... 'Oh could we read on every brow'Print: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of two lines from 'On a Laurel, cut down by a ... MerivaleOn a Laurel, cut down by a HatchetUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of advice from the 'Maga. of Health, 1836', be... Magazine of HealthPrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'March to Moscow, Southey', beginning, 'Buo...Robert SoutheyMarch to MoscowUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of two lines 'Do not slay him who deserves alo... Creech'Do not slay him...'Unknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of lines 'In East Barnet Churchyard': 'Couldst... Lines written in East Barnet ChurchyardUnknown
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
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'Extract from the Life of John Evelyn Esq p...William Bray (ed.)Life of John EvelynPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 2 Kings, 1:18-19, prefaced by 'Naaman to th... 2 Kings 5: 18-19Print: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'From Gilly's Waldensian Researches'. Transcription of sever...William Stephen GillyWaldensian Researches, during a Second Visit to the Vaudois of Piemont...Print: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'The intrepidity of a just and good man nobly set forth by H... HoracePrint: Serial / periodical
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Translation of Madame la Countess de Genlis invocation at t...Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de St-Albin Comtesse de GenlisMemoirs of the Countess of Genlis, Written by HerselfPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of '"Crabbe's Paris Register" - Burials', begi...George CrabbeParish RegisterPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of information about the Burmese, 'Vid. 2 Year...Thomas Abercromby TrantTwo Years in Ava, from May 1824-May 1826Print: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of lines by '"Maria Blanche - eldest daughter ...Marie Blanche de GrignanunidentifiedUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'March 1837'. Transcription of various of Madame de Sévigné'...Marie de Rabutin-Chantal marquise de SévignéThe Letters of Madame de Sévigné, to her Daughter and her FriendsPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Of M. De Glessir, Tutor to the young Marquis Grignan (Admir...Marie de Rabutin-Chantal marquise de SévignéThe Letters of Madame de Sévigné, to her Daughter and her FriendsPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Under title 'Lord Snowdon': '"...and so he went on expatiati...Theodore HookLove and PridePrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Under title 'Lord Eldon's speech against the appeal of the T...Lord EldonSpeech against the appeal of the Test and Corporation ActUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcribed a paragraph from 'T. Hooke, Jack Bragg', beginni...Theodore HookeJack BraggPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'In the following lines, by that pious and most excellent of...James BoswellLife of JohnsonPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'From Bell's weekly Messenger, April 13 1834. "The late Rudo...C.M.G. [anon] Bell's Weekly Messenger (obituaries)Print: Newspaper
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. '"Weep not for me ye daughters of Jerusalem" St Luke 23 Chap...C.M.G. [anon] Gospel of St Luke, 23: 20-30Print: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Then died lamented in the strength of life 1827 "Called no...C.M.G. [anon] George CrabbeThe Mother's FuneralPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcribed two pages starting '"Aug 3rd 1664. During the Pl...C.M.G. [anon] The Life of Thomas Sydenham M.D.Print: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcribed a letter from 'Mr Evelyn to Mr Pepys, Wotton Aug...C.M.G. [anon] William BrayLife of John EvelynPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Several pages are transcribed from the 'Diary of an Ennuyee'.C.M.G. [anon] Anna Brownell JamesonDiary of an EnnuyeePrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Under title 'Naples, 1826', C.M.G. describes the city and (m...C.M.G. [anon] Dante AlighieriDivina Commedia: InfernoPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. C.M.G. transcribes, under title 'The Ettrick Shepherd, Queen...C.M.G. [anon] James HoggQueen HyndePrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'St Paul at Philippi, from the Seatonian Prize Poems. - By t...C.M.G. [anon] Rev. J.E. HankinsonSt Paul at PhilippiUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Mrs Hannah More says in her "Essay on Saint Paul," that he ...C.M.G. [anon] Hannah MoreEssay on Saint PaulUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Approved remedies for Everyday Maladies. For a Fit of Passi...C.M.G. [anon] Salisbury HeraldPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Notes are made on relationships in the Bible, e.g. two colum...C.M.G. [anon] BiblePrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcribed: '"I compare marriage, even where there is no un...C.M.G. [anon] RichardsonunknownUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Maxims of Bishop Middleton'. Various maxims follow, includi...C.M.G. [anon] Bishop MiddletonMaximsUnknown
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Copied from the John Bull Newspaper, Novr 19 1837. Speech o...C.M.G. [anon] John Bull NewspaperPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. Transcription of 'Confidence and Distrust, 1840 Hare', begin... HareConfidence and DistrustPrint: Book
1800-1849From the 1806-1840 Commonplace book of an unknown reader. 'Given me by the Revd. G. Walker.' Follows transcription of ...Red. G. WalkersermonManuscript: Sheet
1900-1945'If one may judge from the young men and women in their twenties who call here - one must accept that exceptionally fe...Joseph Conrad[unknown]Print: Book
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'Another [woman prisoner] read and re-read "Uncle Tom's Cabin," till she must have known by heart every incident of t...Harriet Beecher StoweUncle Tom's CabinPrint: Book
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'Life of a coster girl — one of six children, "She [mother] always liked to hear us read to her whilst she was w... unknownUnknown
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'The man, a tall, thick-built, almost goodlooking fellow, with a large fur cap on his head, lived with his family in a... unknownPrint: Newspaper
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'Interview with a execution broadsheet seller visiting poor villages in Norfolk: 'Not long after Rush was hung, he saw... [broadsheet of Rush's execution]Print: Broadsheet
1900-1945'Tuesday visited a little girl in University College Hospital. . . . She was in a bomb-proof basement and looked blo...Anon Anon Angela Brazil[unknown]Print: 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

 

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