'The rest of the evening was given to Edmund Gosse. H.M. Wallis spoke about Edmund Gosse the man & his work for the public services, & the conflict of personalities as shown in 'Father & Son' & his great interest in the Scandinavian peoples. Miss Marriage gave some very interesting readings from '2 Visits to Denmark' 'The Episode of the Plum Pudding served in a Tureen' & the dear lady who remarked "It brings the dear English nation so near to one".
Ed. Gosse has also done great work as a critic - one sentence which fell from H.M.W.in relation to Swinburne.
"A drunken monkey who gave utterance to the songs of angels".
C.I. Evans spoke upon the Poems. These belong to the period round about 1872 & are frankly of that period & makeup. Perhaps versifying would be the best term to use as they do not quite rank as poetry.'
Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 68-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27370, accessed: 22 May 2013
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