Word Portraits of Famous Writers

Mabel E. WOTTON (1863 - 1927)

Mabel Elizabeth Wotton, an author herself, moved in the literary circles of the late nineteenth century establishing many close friendships, She presents for us here, not literary criticism nor biographical sketches, but "word portraits," shore vignettes of a persons physical appearance and elements of behavior or personality. These are all drawn from many sources -- biographies, newspapers, or personal friends of the authors. Some descriptions are based on paintings or drawings, but the majority are derived from personal acquaintance. Thus, we have a unique view of these famous artists that we seldom read. - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 00 Introduction Etext Larry Wilson
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Play 01 Joseph Addison Etext Nemo
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Play 02 Harrison Ainsworth Etext Nemo
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Play 03 Jane Austen Etext Kathleen Moore
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Play 04 Francis, Lord Bacon Etext Kathleen Moore
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Play 05 Joanna Baillie Etext ADKreader
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Play 06 Benjamin, Lord Beaconsfield Etext Sonia
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Play 07 Jeremy Bentham Etext Phil Schempf
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Play 08 Richard Bentley Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 09 James Boswell Etext Kathleen Moore
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Play 10 Charlotte Brontë Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 11 Henry, Lord Brougham Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 12 Elizabeth Barrett Browning Etext Eva Davis
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Play 13 John Bunyan Etext Larry Wilson
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Play 14 Edmund Burke Etext Steve C
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Play 15 Robert Burns Etext Nemo
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Play 16 Samuel Butler Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 17 George, Lord Byron Etext Sonia
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Play 18 Thomas Campbell Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 19 Thomas Carlyle Etext Nemo
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Play 20 Thomas Chatterton Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 21 Geoffrey Chaucer Etext Sonia
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Play 22 Philip, Lord Chesterfield Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 23 William Cobbett Etext Steve C
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Play 24 Hartley Coleridge Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 25 Samuel Taylor Coleridge Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 26 William Collins Etext Phil Schempf
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Play 27 William Cowper Etext Nemo
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Play 28 George Crabbe Etext Phil Schempf
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Play 29 Daniel De Foe Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 30 Charles Dickens Etext Nemo
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Play 31 Isaac D’Israeli Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 32 John Dryden Etext Steve C
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Play 33 Mary Anne Evans (George Eliot) Etext April6090
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Play 34 Henry Fielding Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 35 John Gay Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 36 Edward Gibbon Etext Adele Pooley
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Play 37 William Godwin Etext Amy Gramour
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Play 38 Oliver Goldsmith Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 39 David Gray Etext ADKreader
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Play 40 Thomas Gray Etext ADKreader
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Play 41 Henry Hallam Etext ADKreader
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Play 42 William Hazlitt Etext Eva Davis
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Play 43 Felicia Hemans Etext April6090
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Play 44 James Hogg Etext Kay Sun
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Play 45 Thomas Hood Etext Demosthenes
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Play 46 Theodore Hook Etext Kay Sun
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Play 47 David Hume Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 48 Leigh Hunt Etext Eva Davis
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Play 49 Elizabeth Inchbald Etext ADKreader
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Play 50 Francis, Lord Jeffrey Etext Devorah Allen
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Play 51 Douglas Jerrold Etext Devorah Allen
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Play 52 Samuel Johnson Etext Nemo
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Play 53 Ben Jonson Etext Sonia
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Play 54 John Keats Etext Eva Davis
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Play 55 John Keble Etext ADKreader
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Play 56 Charles Kingsley Etext Nemo
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Play 57 Charles Lamb Etext Eva Davis
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Play 58 Letitia Elizabeth Landon Etext ADKreader
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Play 59 Walter Savage Landor Etext VfkaBT
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Play 60 Charles Lever Etext Devorah Allen
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Play 61 Matthew Gregory Lewis Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 62 John Gibson Lockhart Etext Robert Robinson
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Play 63 Sir Richard Lovelace Etext Devorah Allen
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Play 64 Edward, Lord Lytton Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 65 Thomas Babington Macaulay Etext MaryAnn
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Play 66 William Maginn Etext MaryAnn
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Play 67 Francis Mahony (Father Prout) Etext MaryAnn
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Play 68 Frederick Marryat Etext MaryAnn
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Play 69 Harriet Martineau Etext ADKreader
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Play 70 Frederick Denison Maurice Etext VfkaBT
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Play 71 John Milton Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 72 Mary Russell Mitford Etext BettyB
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Play 73 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Etext ADKreader
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Play 74 Thomas Moore Etext Nemo
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Play 75 Hannah More Etext BettyB
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Play 76 Sir Thomas More Etext Larry Wilson
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Play 77 Caroline Norton Etext BettyB
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Play 78 Thomas Otway Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 79 Samuel Pepys Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 80 Alexander Pope Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 81 Bryan Waller Procter Etext ADKreader
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Play 82 Thomas de Quincey Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 83 Ann Radcliffe Etext Sonia
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Play 84 Sir Walter Raleigh Etext VfkaBT
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Play 85 Charles Reade Etext Robert Robinson
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Play 86 Samuel Richardson Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 87 Samuel Rogers Etext Nemo
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Play 88 Dante Gabriel Rossetti Etext Emma Charlotte
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Play 89 Richard Savage Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 90 Sir Walter Scott Etext Emma Charlotte
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Play 91 William Shakespeare Etext Rosemarie DeSapio
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Play 92 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 93 Percy Bysshe Shelley Etext Eva Davis
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Play 94 Richard Brinsley Sheridan Etext VfkaBT
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Play 95 Sir Philip Sidney Etext Sonia
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Play 96 Horace Smith Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 97 Sydney Smith Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 98 Tobias Smollett Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 99 Robert Southey Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 100 Edmund Spenser Etext Steve C
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Play 101 Arthur Penrhyn Stanley Etext Sonia
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Play 102 Sir Richard Steele Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 103 Laurence Sterne Etext Tomas Peter
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Play 104 Sir John Suckling Etext Greg Giordano
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Play 105 Jonathan Swift Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 106 William Makepeace Thackeray Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 107 James Thomson Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 108 Anthony Trollope Etext Michael Fassio
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Play 109 Edmund Waller Etext Sonia
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Play 110 Horace Walpole Etext ADKreader
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Play 111 Izaac Walton Etext Steve C
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Play 112 John Wilson Etext ADKreader
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Play 113 Ellen Wood (Mrs. Henry Wood) Etext BettyB
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Play 114 William Wordsworth Etext Eva Davis
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Play 115 Sir Henry Wotton Etext Larry Wilson
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