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R. P. Gillies : Egbert, or, The Suicide

William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'I have to thank you ... for Egbert, which is pleasingly and vigorously written, and proves that with a due sacrifice of exertion, you will be capable of performing things that will have a strong claim on the regards of posterity. But keep, I pray you, to the great models; there is in some parts of this tale, particuarly page fourth, too much of a bad writer - Lord Byron ... towards the conclusion, the intervention of the peasant is not only unnecessary, but injurious to the tale ... '

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Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      

  

R. P. Gillies : Ruminator, The

William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'I have peeped into the Ruminator, and turned to your first letter, which is well executed, and seizes the attention very agreeably. Your longer poem I have barely looked into ... '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book

  

R. P. Gillies : Childe Alarique, a poet's reverie with other poems

William Wordsworth to R. P.Gillies, 23 November 1814: 'Your longer poem I have barely looked into ... '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book

  

R. P. Gillies : Exile, The

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'When your Letter arrived I was in the act of reading to Mrs W[ordsworth] your Exile, which pleased me more, I think, than anything that I have read of yours ... I was particularly charmed with the seventeenth stanza, first part ... which I shall often repeat to myself ... '

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book

  

R. P. Gillies : The Ruminator

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies, 22 December 1814: 'I have read the Ruminator, and I fear that I do not like it quite as much as you would wish. It wants depth and strength, yet it is pleasingly and elegantly written, and contains everywhere the sentiments of a liberal spirit.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book

  

R. P. Gillies : Illustrations of a Poetical Character, in six Tales, with other Poems

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies (postmarked 9 April 1816): 'Your obliging Present [new book of poems] reached me yesterday ... I read the volume through immediately: and paid particular attention to the parts that were new to me.'

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Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book

  

R. P. Gillies : Rinaldo, a desultory Poem

William Wordsworth to R. P. Gillies: " ... your poem [Rinaldo] I have read with considerable attention."

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Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      

  

R. P. Gillies : Oswald, A Metrical Tale

'I have read your Poem. I like it better than any of the preceding ones.'

Century:      Reader/Listener/Group: William Wordsworth      Print: Book

  

John Gillies : History of Ancient Greece, its colonies and conquests; from the earliest accounts, till the division of the Macedonian Empire in the East, including the history of literature, philosophy, and the fine arts

'Sismondi - Greek - Petrarch - S. reads Gillies Greece & A.[ntient] M.[etaphysics]'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Percy Bysshe Shelley      Print: Book

  

Gillies : [review of Hogg's 'Dramatic Tales']

'I have had a proof of a review of my dramas by Gillies - the analysis is good but the whole of the part that refers to me as the author I dislike but an author has no right to be either satisfied or dissatisfied with a review - it is kindly meant in honest G. and I think must be admitted'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James Hogg      Manuscript: Unknown

  

R.P. Gillies : German Stories, selected from the works of Hoffmann, De la Motte-0Fouque, Pichler, Kruse, and others

'Of all the new works you have sent me I admire Gillies' stories by far the most. I have scarcely ever met with a work that pleased me better and was so truly congenial to my mind. The ease and simple elegance of the stile is exquisite. That work should certainly have a great circulation I have great faults with Mrs Johnston's work in which there is however great genius but the anachronisms are without end and the characters too much borrowed from Scott Beyond all the story is forced and confused beyond all measures. Our ladies were pleased with it beyond measure so it must have something very fascinating'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: James Hogg      Print: Book

  

Richard Hengist Horne and Mary Gillies : A Story Book of Country Scenes

Elizabeth Barrett to Mary Russell Mitford, 5 April 1845: 'For Mr Horne's storybook, I like some of the stories & think it a pretty book. A few children of six years old might be too old for it, -- but, in general, I do not quarrel with the fitnesses [...] I remember a little book which was a favorite in our nursery, called "A visit to a farm-house [by S.W.]," with precisely the same characteristics, & a better & more interesting general construction. There are a few touches more of poetry in this book, -- owing to Mr. Horne, of course, but the defect is the absolute want of reference to Deity, as creator, which the child looks for, .. which the first instinct of the child looks out to meet. Not that I advocate the teaching of theological systems to children of that early age; but that if the sense of beauty is to be educated, the sense of God should be educated also.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Barrett      Print: Book

  

John Gillies : The History of Ancient Greece

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 29-30 October 1793: 'I have laid down Gillies to write to you the third letter in one fortnight. thank yourself for the intrusion had my casette arrived I should have been otherwise employed, so to your negligence my industry must be attributed...'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book

  

John Gillies : The History of Ancient Greece

Robert Southey to Charles Collins, 30 October -7 November 1793: 'In this interval however my baggage has arrived & no poor devil at the foot of the gallows was more overjoyd at a reprieve than I was at the recovery. I have begun to transcribe Joan of Arc read Enfield History of Philosophy, Gillies History of Greece V.2nd & begun Adam Smith since my return so you see Bristol does not make me idle. I may not form a taste here but I can increase a stock of useful knowledge and you know the prettiest nosegays are formed of various flowers.

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Robert Southey      Print: Book

  

Mary Gillies : The Voyage of the "Constance": A Tale of the Polar Seas

'I have not been able to ride the last few days because it has been so hot. We have finished "The Voyage of the Constance" and it is so pretty, we are reading "The Prince and the Page" now.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Gertrude Bell      Print: Book

  

R. P. Gillies : German Stories, selected from the works of Hoffman, De La Motte Fouque,Pichler, Kruse and others.

'After tea he reads to us aloud some German stories translated by Gillies...'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth Wedgwood      Print: Book

  

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