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1450-1945

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1110 records found in all text fields for "newspaper".   Go to: [1]    1  2 3 4 5 6   [56]

Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1900-1945 '. . . for a month past I have been travelling in the South and have read no paper, almost, except the "D?peche de Toulouse".' Arnold Bennett Depeche de ToulousePrint: Newspaper
1900-1945 'We were shocked and saddened to read in the newspapers of Lieutenant-Colonel H.T.Morshead's tragic death in Burma. The association of mountaineering in the past and mountaineering in the present is a very real one.' Frank Smythe (team leader) and other (unspecified) members of 1931 Kamet Expedition newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849 [Letter to Aunt dated 3 February 1832] I do not think any books so bad to read as a newspaper. [...]If you ever read novels, do send for Eugene Aram. Miss Hobart and I have just read it, and thought it well done. ...' Anne Lister Edward Bulwer-LyttonEugene Aram. A Tale by the Author of 'Pelham'Print: Book
1800-1849
1850-1899
"'At seven I had so far profited by her teaching,' wrote the Coventry ribbon weaver Joseph Gutteridge of his dame school teacher, 'as to be able to make out the contents of the local papers, and I derived much pleasure and knowledge from their perusal. Another means of learning that I made use of was the sign-board literature of public-houses and shops.'"Joseph Gutteridge newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849"A young handloom weaver in Carlisle was able to develop both his literacy skills and his political consciousness as his workshop responded with keen interest to the mounting Reform Bill crisis: "'I well remember how the weavers at Newtown used to club their pennies together to obtain the London newspapers ... The Weekly Dispatch was a great favourite ... Bell's Life kept us fully informed of the doings of the 'Fancy'. Our great paper, however, was the tri-weekly Evening Mail ... At the height of the reform agitation it was common for the men in our shop to gather round the fire about nine, and with me in the middle as reader, go through the debates until long after midnight. Thus with corrections from one and another, I learned to read, and thus likewise, at fourteen, I became somewhat of an advanced politician, known among my playmates as the Chancellor of the Exchequer.'"William Farish newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849"As Kingsbury and Farrell lost no opportunity of advancing their views, I was soon possessed of a tolerable knowledge of the tenets of each. This was supplemented by the perusal of the tracts issued by the Anti-Corn-law League, and the 'Examiner' newspaper. Farrell lent me the former, the 'Star,' and the 'New Moral World,' and his opponent their antidotes.John Bedford Leno New Moral WorldPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849"As Kingsbury and Farrell lost no opportunity of advancing their views, I was soon possessed of a tolerable knowledge of the tenets of each. This was supplemented by the perusal of the tracts issued by the Anti-Corn-law League, and the 'Examiner' newspaper. Farrell lent me the former, the 'Star,' and the 'New Moral World,' and his opponent their antidotes.John Bedford Leno The ExaminerPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849"As Kingsbury and Farrell lost no opportunity of advancing their views, I was soon possessed of a tolerable knowledge of the tenets of each. This was supplemented by the perusal of the tracts issued by the Anti-Corn-law League, and the 'Examiner' newspaper. Farrell lent me the former, the 'Star,' and the 'New Moral World,' and his opponent their antidotes."John Bedford Leno Anti Corn Law League[tracts]Print: Pamphlet
1800-1849"As Kingsbury and Farrell lost no opportunity of advancing their views, I was soon possessed of a tolerable knowledge of the tenets of each. This was supplemented by the perusal of the tracts issued by the Anti-Corn-law League, and the 'Examiner' newspaper. Farrell lent me the former, the 'Star,' and the 'New Moral World,' and his opponent their antidotes."John Bedford Leno The Northern StarPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899"At the Paris Exhibition of 1878 I saw, and never forgot, a picture of the death of Manon Lescaut, and asked my Father many questions. I read that amazing 'one book' of the Abbe Prevost, in alternate slabs with Scarron's Roman Comique, when I was about 18."Rudyard Kipling Antoine Francois PrevostL'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon LescautPrint: Book
1850-1899"Emmeline Pankhurst (b. 1858) emphasized the value of her childhood reading in forming her guiding principles. Uncle Tom's Cabin fused with talk of bazaars, relief funds, and subscriptions in her Manchester home to awaken first an admiration for fighting spirit and heroic sacrifice, and then an appreciation of a gentler, restorative spirit ... other favourite childhood books which remained a lifelong source of inspiration ... [were]: Pilgrim's Progress and The Holy War, the Odyssey, and Carlyle's French Revolution. Her interest in politics she traced to reading the paper aloud to her father." Emmeline Pankhurst newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899"From your account of the absence of newspapers - on wh. I congratulate you sincerely - you may possibly have heard that the lords [sic] have given in about the Irish church. I am far too sick of the whole subject to make any reflections upon it, and am chiefly longing to get beyond the reach of newspapers myself."Leslie Stephen NewspapersPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849"In Holywood at the time of the peninsular war 'several would join to buy a number of the Belfast News-letter or of the Commercial Chronicle; or, through the kindness of a richer neighbout, a sight of one of these papers would be obtained, and one would read while many would attentively listen.'" people of Holywood, Ulster newspapersPrint: Newspaper
1800-1849"My beloved time of day was when the cloth was drawn, and I stole away from the dessert,".."and again at a subsequent time when I took to newspaper reading very heartily"..."our newspaper was the Globe,"Harriet Martineau The Globe (Newspaper)Print: Newspaper
1850-1899"One windfall came [to Hannah Mitchell] from a passing walker, who asked if the family liked reading poetry. Although only familiar with verse in the local paper, Mitchell quickly answered in the affirmative ... The walker (whom years later Mitchell recognised as the model Manchester employer Hans Renold) left her his copy of Wordsworth's poems, which Mitchell read and memorized until her mother removed them since they 'wasted' her time."Hannah Mitchell local newspaper (including verse)Print: Newspaper
1900-1945"The 'Straight from the Beach at Dunkirk' you mean? I ask you....To be quite candid I've never seen anything so ridiculous in all my life. Yesterday I read it in the paper about two fusiliers. I don't think it's popular publicity. Fancy two fellows having been through what they've been through. I think it's an insult to the average intelligence to put things like that in the paper." newspaperPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899"The inn was shut up; but Mr Walker's friend (I suppose) had just looked in to see after his property & was quite amiable & showed me a newspaper cutting with a comic poem by a thief, which seemed to amuse him greatly."Leslie Stephen [a thief] [comic poem]Print: Newspaper
1700-1799"[in 29.10.1828 letter to Alexander Dyce] ... W[ordsworth] recalls that 'in 1788 the Ode was first printed from Dr Carlyle's copy, with Mr Mackenzie's supplemental lines - and was extensively circulated through the English newspapers, in which I remember to have read it with great pleasure upon its first appearance.'"William Wordsworth Wordsworth William CollinsAn Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of ScotlandPrint: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... had my dinner & read the Newspaper & boiled a pot of potatoes ...'James Bennetts Williams Anon Anon[unknown]Print: Newspaper
1850-1899' ... read a good deal from C Age - also some chapters in the Book of Cronicles [sic] ...'James Bennetts Williams [n/a] [n/a]The Christian AgePrint: Newspaper

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