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William Gladstone


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William Gladstone : 

'I struggled through one [essay/article] by Gladstone just, in order to be able to say I had, but honestly I understood no single sentence.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Vivian (Molly) Hughes      Print: Serial / periodical


William Gladstone : Gleanings Of Past Years

'[letter from Mrs Ward to Gladstone] Thank you very much for the volume of "Gleanings" with its gracious inscription. I have read the article you point out to me with the greatest interest, and shall do the same with the others. Does not the difference between us on the question of sin come very much to this - that to you the great fact of the world and in this history of man, is [italics] sin [end italics] - to me, [italics] progress [end italics]? I remember Amiel somewhere speaks of the distinction as marking off two classes of thought, two orders of temperament.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Augusta Ward      Print: Book


William Ewart Gladstone : England's Mission

[Letter] 'The two articles in the ''Fortnightly'' by Greg and Gladstone are very striking; I think the first G. so reasonable and cool and the second so fiery and full of elan.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Emma Darwin      Print: Serial / periodical


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