Anecdotes about Authors and Artists
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Anecdotes about Authors and Artists

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  • A N E C D O T E S ABOUT AUTHORS, AND A R T I S T S.
  • NOTE.
  • BOOKS AND AUTHORS.
    • THE FINDING OF JOHN EVELYN’S MS. DIARY AT WOTTON.
    • FAMILIES OF LITERARY MEN.
    • THE BLUE-STOCKING CLUB.
    • DR. JOHNSON AND HANNAH MORE.
    • MISS MITFORD’S FAREWELL TO THREE MILE CROSS.
    • SMOLLETT’S “HUGH STRAP.”
    • COLLINS’S POEMS.
    • CAPTAIN MORRIS’S SONGS.
    • LITERARY DINNERS.
    • POPULARITY OF THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
    • SWIFT’S DISAPPOINTMENT
    • LEIGH HUNT AND THOMAS CARLYLE.
    • COWPER’S POEMS.
    • HEARNE’S LOVE OF ALE.
    • SHERIDAN’S WIT.
    • SMOLLETT’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
    • MAGNA CHARTA RECOVERED.
    • FOX AND GIBBON.
    • DR. JOHNSON’S PRIDE.
    • LORD BYRON’S “CORSAIR.”
    • BOOKSELLERS IN LITTLE BRITAIN.
    • RECONCILING THE FATHERS.
    • DR. PARR AND SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
    • SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH’S HUMOUR.
    • WRITINGS OF LOPE DE VEGA.
    • POPULARITY OF LOPE DE VEGA.
    • SWIFT’S LOVES.
    • COLERIDGE’S “WATCHMAN.”
    • IRELAND’S SHAKSPEARE FORGERIES.
    • HOOLE, THE TRANSLATOR OF TASSO. THE GHOST PUZZLED.
    • LORD BYRON’S VANITY.
    • LORD BYRON’S APOLOGY.
    • FINE FLOURISHES.
    • MATHEMATICAL SAILORS.
    • LEWIS’S “MONK.”
    • THOMSON’S RECITATIONS.
    • GOLDSMITH’S “SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER.”
    • SILENCE NOT ALWAYS WISDOM.
    • DR. CHALMERS IN LONDON.
    • ROMILLY AND BROUGHAM.
    • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONISTS.
    • DEATH OF SIR CHARLES BELL.
    • CLASSIC PUN.
    • POETRY OF THE SEA.
    • “FELON LITERATURE.”
    • “THE LITERARY GENTLEMAN.
    • DEATH BED REVELATIONS.
    • STAMMERING WIT.
    • ORIGIN OF BOTTLED ALE.
    • BAD’S THE BEST.
    • LUDICROUS ESTIMATE OF MR. CANNING.
    • THE AUTHORSHIP OF “WAVERLEY.”
    • QUID PRO QUO.
    • HOPE’S “ANASTASIUS.”
    • SMART REPARTEE.
    • COLTON’S “LACON.”
    • BUNYAN’S COPY OF “THE BOOK OF MARTYRS.”
    • LITERARY LOCALITIES.
    • CREED OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.
    • BUNYAN’S PREACHING.
    • HONE’S “EVERY-DAY BOOK.”
    • BUNYAN’S ESCAPES.
    • DROLLERY SPONTANEOUS.
    • ORIGIN OF COWPER’S “JOHN GILPIN.”
    • HARD FATE OF AUTHORS.
    • JAMES SMITH, ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF “REJECTED ADDRESSES.”
    • CONTEMPORARY COPYRIGHTS.
    • MISS BURNEY’S “EVELINA.”
    • EPITAPH ON CHARLES LAMB.
    • “TOM CRINGLE’S LOG.”
    • CHANCES FOR THE DRAMA.
    • FULLER’S MEMORY.
    • LORD HERVEY’S WIT.
    • ANACREONTIC INVITATION, BY MOORE.
    • THE POETS IN A PUZZLE.
    • SALE OF MAGAZINES.
    • MRS. SOUTHEY.
    • DEVOTION TO SCIENCE.
    • DISADVANTAGEOUS CORRECTION.
    • PATRONAGE OF LITERATURE.
    • DR. JOHNSON’S WIGS.
    • SHERIDAN’S “PIZARRO.”
    • DR. JOHNSON IN LONDON.
    • REGALITY OF GENIUS.
    • FIELDING’S “TOM JONES.”
    • VOLTAIRE AND FERNEY.
    • CLEAN HANDS.
    • MODERATE FLATTERY.
    • EVERY-DAY LIFE OF JAMES SMITH.
    • FRENCH-ENGLISH JEU-DE-MOT.
    • RELICS OF IZAAK WALTON.
    • PRAISE OF ALE.
    • DANGEROUS FOOLS.
    • BULWER’S POMPEIAN DRAWING-ROOM.
    • STERNE’S SERMONS.
    • “TOM HILL.”
    • TYCHO BRAHE’S NOSE.
    • FOOTE’S WOODEN LEG.
    • RIVAL REMEMBRANCE.
    • WHO WROTE “JUNIUS’S LETTERS”?
    • LITERARY COFFEE-HOUSES IN THE LAST CENTURY.
    • LORD BYRON AND “MY GRANDMOTHER’S REVIEW.”
    • WALPOLE’S WAY TO WIN THEM.
    • DR. JOHNSON’S CRITICISMS.
    • GIBBON’S HOUSE, AT LAUSANNE.
    • ORIGIN OF “BOZ.” (DICKENS.)
    • BOSWELL’S “LIFE OF JOHNSON.”
    • PATRONAGE OF AUTHORS.
    • LEARNING FRENCH.
    • JOHNSON’S CLUB-ROOM.
    • DR. CHALMERS’S INDUSTRY.
    • LATEST OF DR. JOHNSON’S CONTEMPORARIES.[5]
    • A SNAIL DINNER.
    • CURRAN’S IMAGINATION.
    • COWLEY AT CHERTSEY.
    • A PRETTY COMPLIMENT.
    • THOMAS DAY, AND HIS MODEL WIFE.
    • WASHINGTON IRVING AND WILKIE, IN THE ALHAMBRA.
    • BOLINGBROKE AT BATTERSEA.
    • RELICS OF MILTON.
    • WRITING UP THE “TIMES” NEWSPAPER.
    • RELICS OF THE BOAR’S HEAD TAVERN, EASTCHEAP.
    • ORIGIN OF “THE EDINBURGH REVIEW.”
    • CLEVER STATESMEN.
    • THE FIRST MAGAZINE.
    • MRS. TRIMMER.
    • BOSWELL’S BEAR-LEADING.
    • LORD ELIBANK AND DR. JOHNSON
    • RELICS OF DR. JOHNSON AT LICHFIELD.
    • COLERIDGE A SOLDIER.
    • COBBETT’S BOYHOOD.
    • COLERIDGE AN UNITARIAN PREACHER.
    • FONTENELLE’S INSENSIBILITY.
    • PAINS AND TOILS OF AUTHORSHIP.
    • JOE MILLER AT COURT.
    • COLLINS’ INSANITY.
    • MOORE’S EPIGRAM ON ABBOTT.
    • NEGROES AT HOME.
    • A STRING OF JERROLD’S JOKES.
    • CONCEITED ALARMS OF DENNIS.
    • A COMPOSITION WITH CONSCIENCE.
    • SALE, THE TRANSLATOR OF THE KORAN.
    • THE LATTER DAYS OF LOVELACE.
    • PAYMENT IN KIND.
    • CHATTERTON’S PROFIT AND LOSS RECKONING.
    • LOCKE’S REBUKE OF THE CARD-PLAYING LORDS.
    • HAYDN AND THE SHIP CAPTAIN.
    • HAYDN’S DIPLOMA PIECE AT OXFORD.
    • ORIGIN OF THE BEGGAR’S OPERA.
    • THE TWO SHERIDANS.
    • KILLING NO MURDER.
    • SENSITIVENESS TO CRITICISM.
    • BUTLER AND BUCKINGHAM.
    • THE MERMAID CLUB.
    • PORSON’S MEMORY.
    • WYCHERLEY’S WOOING.
    • A CAROUSE AT BOILEAU’S.
    • THOMSON’S INDOLENCE.
    • A LEARNED YOUNG LADY.
    • A HARD HIT AT POPE.
    • DRYDEN DRUBBED.
    • ROGERS AND “JUNIUS.”
    • ALFIERI’S HAIR.
    • SMOLLETT’S HARD FORTUNES.
    • JERROLD’S REBUKE TO A RUDE INTRUDER.
    • AN ODD PRESENT TO SHENSTONE.
    • WALLER, THE COURTIER-POET.
    • NOTE.
  • ART AND ARTISTS.
    • TITIAN AND CHARLES V.
    • CHILDHOOD OF BENJAMIN WEST.
    • GUIDO’S TIME.
    • CHARACTER OF GAINSBOROUGH.
    • BENEFIT OF RIVALRY.
    • BACKHUYSEN.
    • GEORGE MORLAND.
    • DISINTERESTEDNESS OF ENGLISH PAINTERS.
    • THE DOUBLE CHIN.
    • SYMPATHY AND CALCULATION.
    • RUSKIN’S “MODERN PAINTERS.”
    • RUBENS’S “CHAPEAU DE PAILLE.”
    • A PROMPT REMEDY.
    • WILKIE’S SIMPLICITY.
    • THE GRAVE OF LAWRENCE.
    • “IT WILL NEVER DO.”
    • LOST CHANCE OF A NATIONAL GALLERY.
    • REYNOLDS’S PORTRAIT OF LORD HEATHFIELD.
    • THE ELGIN MARBLES
    • HENRY HOWARD, R.A.
    • ORIGINALS OF HOGARTH’S MARRIAGE A-LA-MODE.
    • HOMAGE TO ART.
    • “COLUMBUS AND THE EGG” ANTICIPATED.
    • THE RIVAL OF RAPHAEL.
    • TURNER’S MASTERPIECE.
    • INTENSE EFFECT.
    • REYNOLDS AND HAYDN.
    • HAYDON’S FIRST SIGHT OF THE ELGIN MARBLES.
    • PAINTERS IN SOCIETY.
    • ANACHRONISMS IN PAINTING.
    • MOVING EARS.
    • RUSSELL, THE CRAYON PAINTER.
    • WILKIE’S MISTAKEN ANALOGY.
    • DEATH OF GAINSBOROUGH.
    • FANATICISM THE DESTROYER OF ART.
    • THE THORNHILL MIRACLE.
    • THE PICTURES AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE.
    • FOUNDATION OF THE HISTORICAL SCHOOL OF PAINTING IN ENGLAND.
    • THE CAT RAPHAEL.
    • SMALL CONVERSATION.
    • CHANGING HATS.
    • SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE’S BOYHOOD.
    • HARLOW’S TRIAL OF QUEEN KATHERINE.
    • DEATH OF CORREGGIO.
    • A LUCKY PURCHASE.
    • COPLEY’S “DEATH OF LORD CHATHAM”
    • THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON’S CORREGGIO.
    • GIOTTO AND THE PIGS.
    • HOW WILKIE BECAME A PAINTER.
    • CIMABUE AND GIOTTO.
    • MICHAEL ANGELO IN BOYHOOD AND OLD AGE.
    • HOGARTH’S “MARCH TO FINCHLEY.”
    • STORY OF A MINIATURE.
    • SITTING FOR A HUSBAND.
    • ARTISTIC TEXT.
    • GENEROSITY OF CANOVA.
    • HOGARTH’S VANITY.
    • THE FOUNDLING HOSPITAL AND THE ROYAL ACADEMY.
    • M‘ARDELL’S PRINTS.
    • UNFORTUNATE ACCURACY.
    • IMMORTALITY OF PAINTING.
    • SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS’S “PUCK.”
    • RAPHAEL’S CARTOON OF THE MURDER OF THE INNOCENTS.
    • JARVIS SPENCER.
    • A DRAPERY PAINTER.
    • “STRANGE” ADVENTURE.
    • ORIGIN OF THE BEEF-STEAK CLUB.
    • WILKIE’S EARLY LIFE.
    • SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS’S DINNERS.
    • FINDING A PAINTER.
    • REYNOLDS’S AND LAWRENCE’S PORTRAITS.
    • ZOFFANI’S GRATITUDE.
    • PATRONAGE OF ART.
    • DANGEROUS RETORT.
    • THE VENETIAN SCHOOL.
    • REYNOLDS’S “NATIVITY.”
    • HOLLOWAY AND “THE CARTOONS.”
    • TITIAN’S PAINTING.
    • CATLIN’S PICTURES.
    • MARTIN’S “DELUGE.”
    • SIR JOSHUA’S GOODNATURE.
    • THOMAS SYDNEY COOPER “THE ENGLISH PAUL POTTER.”
    • VERRIO AND CHARLES II.
    • HOGARTH’S PICTURES AT VAUXHALL GARDENS.
    • RUBENS AND THE LION.
    • NARROW ESCAPE.
    • GAINSBOROUGH.
    • HAYDON AT SCHOOL.
    • RUBENS’S DAY.
    • DILIGENCE OF RUBENS.
    • HAYDON’S “JUDGMENT OF SOLOMON.”
    • VAN DE VELDE AND BACKHUYSEN.
    • A PAINTER’S HAIR-DRESSING.
    • A MIS-MATCHED PORTRAIT.
    • VAST PAINTED WINDOW.
    • CLAUDE’S “LIBRO DI VERITA.”
    • THE OLDEST PICTURE IN THE NATIONAL GALLERY.
    • EXPERIMENTAL COLOURING.
    • STOTHARD’S FRIEZE.
    • JOHN MARTIN ON GLASS PAINTING.
    • “SITTING FOR THE HAND.”
    • HAYDON AND FUSELI.
    • RICHARD WILSON.
    • THE BRIDGEWATER GALLERY.
    • THE LOST PORTRAIT OF PRINCE CHARLES, BY VELASQUEZ.
    • HAYDON’S “MOCK ELECTION.”
    • PORTRAITS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
    • A PAINTER OF THE DEAD.
    • COPLEY’S PORTRAITS.
    • “BONAPARTE REVIEWING THE CONSULAR GUARD.”
    • LAWRENCE’S PORTRAIT OF CURRAN.
    • OPIE AND NORTHCOTE.
    • ORIGIN OF KIT-KAT PICTURES.
    • COPLEY’S LARGE PICTURE.
    • SIR ROBERT KERR PORTER’S PANORAMA.
    • ZOFFANI AND GEORGE III.
    • THE TRUE FORNARINA.
    • HOGARTH AND BISHOP HOADLY.
    • SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS’S PALETTE.
    • SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS’ BENEVOLENCE.
    • A TRIUMPH OF PAINTING.
    • MORLAND AT KENSAL-GREEN.
    • ORIGIN OF THE TAPESTRY IN THE OLD HOUSE OF LORDS.
    • MELANCHOLY OF PAINTERS.
    • THE CHANDOS PORTRAIT OF SHAKSPEARE.
    • COSTUME OF REYNOLDS’S PORTRAITS.
    • SIGN PAINTERS IN THEIR PRIME.
    • A BRIBE REPENTED.
    • PRACTICAL JOKES OF SWARTZ.
    • AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO FRANKNESS.
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