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Frederic William Henry Myers


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Frederic William Henry Myers : Wordsworth

'after dinner began Duffield's translation of Don Quixote and Myers' Wordsworth'.

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


Frederic William Henry Myers : St. Paul

'Meeting held at Frensham:    23.5.33
    Howard R. Smith in the chair

1. Minutes of last read & approved


5. We then proceeded to the subject for the evening "The Jew in Literature", which was dealt with by eight readings and some discussion of several of them. It proved to be rather a vast subject, & there was considerable disagreement as to what really are the racial characteristics of the Jews, and there is an even greater indefiniteness in the Secretary's mind as to what the Club collectively thinks on all this. It must suffice then to give a list of the readers and their readings.

Mary E. Robson an extract from Du Maurier's Trilby describing Svengali
Howard R. Smith from Heine, in the Temple
Shakespeare, on Shylock's love for Jessica
George H. S. Burrow two XIII Century ballads, Sir Hugh & The Jew's Daughter
Mary S. Stansfield from The Children of the Ghetto
Edgar B. Castle from F. W. H. Myers's St. Paul
Victor W. Alexander from Frazer's Folklore of the Old Testament
Sylvanus A. Reynolds, the Jew's Tale in Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Howard R. Smith from Hilaire Belloc's The Jews'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Edgar Castle      


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