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Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot : [probably] The History of France from the Earliest Times to the Year 1789

'Read a chapter on the Roma Law in the Middle Ages in Guizot's History of Civilisation in France'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: George Eliot [pseud.]      Print: Book


M. Guizot : 'Washington: par M. Guizot'

'I read Guizot's Washington in the Summer; nothing can be better, more succinct more judicious, more true more just; but I think I have done with reviewing'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Sydney Smith      Print: Book


Guizot : Preface to Speeches of Prince Albert

Alfred Tennyson to Lady Augusta Bruce, 12 May 1863, after receiving from Queen Victoria, on 11 May, books including 'Guizot's edition of Prince Albert's Speeches': 'I have read Guizot's Preface, which is just what it ought to be -- compact, careful, reverential'.

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Alfred Tennyson      Print: Book


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