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Charles Greville

  

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Charles Greville : Memoirs

Sunday 28 December 1919, following illness with influenza: 'I've read two vast volumes of the Life of Butler; & am racing through Greville Memoirs -- both superbly fit for illness. Butler has the effect of paring the bark off feelings: all left a little raw, but vivid -- a lack of sap though [goes on to comment further on Butler and his biographer, Henry Festing Jones]'.

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Virginia Woolf      Print: Book

  

Charles Greville : Past and Present Policy of England Towards Island

'we have been much pleased with itů it is clear, well put together, skillfully developed, & the argument for a complete change of ecclesiastical policy comes out all but irresistibly. Perhaps he does not lay the stress he ought on Irish idiosyncracy, but still that does not touch the real question of our conduct to them'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: G. W. F. Howard, Lord Morpeth      Print: Book

  

Charles C. F. Greville : ?The Greville Memoirs

'His reading in 1938 and 1939 had been mainly of memoirs and biographies: Boswell, Greville, Logan Pearsall Smith's Unforgotten Years, Siegfried Sassoon's The Old Century, Somerset Maugham's The Summing-Up ('a very honest confession of faith').'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: John Buchan      Print: Book

  

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