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image of Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Wood (William A., 1844-1930, Theologian & Educationalist, Originator of the 'Spoonerism')

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saying he has "received your dainty Book of English Verse on Infancy & Childhood. I am sure I shall find much to enjoy & appreciate in it. I am a bad reader of poetry ... but rather tends to make books of selections ... I hope that the Oxford visit has proved in every way delightful… Read more
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image of Amusing Reprints by him of three historical passages about Swans, (Henry Dexter, 1861-1950, Swan Warden of the Vintners' Company, Master, 1922-1923)]

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(1) 'Proclamation of Queen Elizabeth', ordaining "every Swanherde" to keep "any swannes or signettes ... in a pen or pit within xx foote of the common stremes ... or ... the Queenes highway ... so that the Quenes subiects ... may have syght of the said swannes, upon payne of xx s", (from the Bodleian Library) (2) 'The Case… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed in English to Reginald Lane Poole, (1857-1939, (Jan Pieter Nicolaas, 1834-1897, Dutch Historian of Philosophy and Musicologist)

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Editor of the English Historical Review, and Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford, 1896-1927), saying he is "editing the works of my predecessor ... more than two centuries ago", the essayist and philosopher Arnold Geulinckx, "He gives a full account of the Moscow riot of 1648", Land cites other accounts but this one appears to be independent, "he gives in… Read more
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who has recalled Keble's visit to his father at Nunburnholme, saying "If I publish my lecture I shall try to make use of it", talking of Wales, and suggesting Henry VII rather than Lloyd George as "the greatest man it ever produced ... George Meredith used to contend that all the best English poets had Welsh bood in their… Read more
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saying "Yorkshire and Beverley are famous spots to dwell in ... even if they have not the peculiar tender romance of Wales", referring him for "the sea blue bird of March" to "Hallams full and faithful life of his father", Lord Tennyson, "It is taken from the Greek poet Alcman", he thinks the halcyon "is most seen in March… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Mansell Morny, (William A., 1844-1930, Theologian & Educationalist, Originator of the 'Spoonerism')

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concerning James Form Hartwright, "a late member of our Choir, now at School at the Boys High School, but living in the school House would like to be confirmed this spring. Have you a confirmation in All Saint's Church & could you present him with your candidates? I did some work in the way of preparation with… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to Sir Paul Vinogradoff, 1854-1925, the Russian-born legal historian, (Sir Charles J., 1845-1920, F.B.A., Judge and Chief Commissioner in Assam, then Central Provinces, translator of Arabic poems)

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congratulating him on his safe return from Russia on Government business, he sends the British Academy's draft report on transliteration of Cyrillic, and asks whether he prefers 'zh' or 'j' on which the committee is evenly divided, quoting the Persian equivalents, 4 side 8vo., 82 Cornwall Gardens, S.W.7., 7th April
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Editor of the English Historical Review, Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford 1896-1927), saying he "was very pleased to see the announcement of the ... Review ... Unfortunately ... at my age I must concentrate all my energy on completing my History of the German Imperial Period. But you will not lack help among the younger German historians, or… Read more
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Editor of the English Historical Review, Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford 1896-1927), asking if he or an assistant at the Bodleian would kindly verify some readings in "MS Digby 65 from which Wright, in Anglo-Latin Satirical Poets II, 208-212, published a poem of Serlo, On the Sons of the Priests. We wish to include it now in the… Read more
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image of Collection of 4 Autograph Letters Signed to Richmond, (William A., 1844-1930, Theologian & Educationalist, Originator of the 'Spoonerism')

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the first a brief letter inviting him to tea, the next commiserating with him on missing his first, and telling him that he nearly achieved it, quoting from the examiner "Richmond did some good work but was not quite up to the level of the first class, except perhaps in his history, he came very near it in his… Read more
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Editor of the English Historical Review, Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford, 1896-1927), apologizing about a mistake, "I feel deeply ashamed, seeing that I underrated my late friend's merit and gave you the trouble to prove my error ... You are generous enough to say the matter was a trifle ... and if in future my reviews will be better,… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed in English to Reginald Lane Poole, (1857-1939, (Jan Pieter Nicolaas, 1834-1897, Dutch Historian of Philosophy and Musicologist)

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Editor of the English Historical Review, and Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford, 1896-1927), recounting the rest of his stay in England, shopping for presents in London, "two good days' work in the British Museum", and the journey home to meet his family at Arnhem, "My Oriental scarfs proved a total failure, being pronounced exactly like the samplers ... hanging… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed to Jeremiah Bawlham, (Samuel, 1747-1825, Pedagogue)

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regretting that they will not see each other as "you are inaccessible every morning & I am engaged every evening. But my regard for you, my respect, I had almost said my Reverence will accompany me to the end of my existence - I have put the paper which you obligingly sent in the hands of Lady Ann… Read more
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Editor of the English Historical Review, Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford 1896-1927), saying that at this moment "I cannot say that I have any contribution ... but I accept with pleasure the honour" of being among the supporters of the new periodical, "Everybody wished on the Continent to see also in England an Historical Review", and sending his regards… Read more
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Editor of the English Historical Review, Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford 1896-1927), thanking him for enquiring at the Bodleian, and for his review of "the Farfa book", asking for "one or two extra copies ... to carry always ... with me", he is now editing "from the autograph manuscript ... the Chronicon Farfense", saying that a history of the… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed in English to Reginald Lane Poole, (1857-1939, (Jan Pieter Nicolaas, 1834-1897, Dutch Historian of Philosophy, Musicologist)

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Editor of the English Historical Review, and Lecturer in Diplomatic at Oxford, 1896-1927), thanking him on behalf of "our Committee of the Musical History Society" for "your fine present of Mr. Chappell's book", they are sending "a complete copy of the Society's publications. There are bookseller's boxes continually travelling between Amsterdam and Leipzig", where Poole was taking a… Read more
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image of Autograph reference signed as Warden of New College, (William A., 1844-1930, Theologian & Educationalist, Originator of the 'Spoonerism')

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recommending "Mr E. V. Culme Seymour open Exhibitioner of New College has borne always an excellent character - that he has worked well and steadily and that we have good hopes that he will distinguish himself in the Schools. He has much independence & force of character & should, I think, make his mark & way in the… Read more
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(1684 or 1685 - 1765, 2nd Master of Westminster, 1714, Headmaster 1733-1753), headed "D[omin]o Nicol A. Alsop", gently urging him to take a wife, rather in the manner of Gilbert's 'Take a pair of sparkling eyes', but in grammatical terms, talking of singular and plural, perfection in mood and figure, increasing in the genitive (like some 3rd declension… Read more
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sending a "2nd Edition of my 'Oxford Reformers'. You spoke so kindly of your interest in the 1st ... The chief amplification is the connection between Colet", (c. 1467-1519, Dean of St.Paul's, the great humanist educator) "& Florence & the Dionysian school of thought", 2 sides 8" x 5", Hitchin Bank ('Bank' crossed out), 28th June a little… Read more
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