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" The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before : it was something so new to my mind, that, though I could not at all understand some of it, it delighted me beyond description ; and it produced what I have always considered a sort... "
The Cottage Gardener: A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture ... - Pagina 155
door George W. Johnson - 1850
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William Cobbett: Englishman, a Biography

Anthony Burton - 1997 - 275 pagina’s
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pagina’s
...threepence found a haystack and began to read. Eurekal - 'the book', he recalled, 'was so different ... it delighted me beyond description; and it produced...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect'. Cobbett rose to become the people's tribune, the self-styled 'great enlightener of the people of England'....
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The Mammoth Book of Literary Anecdotes

Philip Gooden - 2002 - 499 pagina’s
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The RoutledgeFalmer Guide to Key Debates in Education

Dennis Hayes - 2004 - 226 pagina’s
...of reading Jonathan Swift's A Tale of a Tub as a 14-year-old: 'The book [. . .] was so different ... it delighted me beyond description; and it produced...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect' (quoted in Porter 2000: 74—5). The Enlightenment viewed reading as an intellectual quest, a challenge...
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Risen by Perseverance - Lives of Self-Made Men

Various - 2007 - 228 pagina’s
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Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations

Craig Nelson - 2007 - 396 pagina’s
...Tale of a Tub in a store window, he spent every pence he had to get it: "the book was so different ... it delighted me beyond description, and it produced...have always considered a sort of birth of intellect." East London cooper Will Crooks found a used Iliad selling for a tuppence, and decided to take a browse:...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 76

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1867
...[October little book, and carried it off to the shady side of a haystack : It was something so new to my mind, that though I could not at all understand some...without any thought about supper or bed. When I could see no longer, I put my little book in my pocket, and tumbled down by the side of the stack, where...
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The Farmer's Magazine. Volume the Third. July to December, MDCCCXXXV

The Farmer's Magazine. - 1835
...The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before : it was something so new to my mind, that, though I could not at all understand some...intellect. I read on till it was dark, without any thought of supper or bed. When 1 could see no longer, I put my little book in my pocket, and tumbled down by...
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From Richard Brinsley Sheridan to Thomas Hardy

Robert Shafer - 1931
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