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Offline Deskman

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1889 diary p30 literary society
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Any help on deciphering the literary criticism in red would be more than welcomed.

"Have stated private literary society here. Easton Stuart & myself
is rather fun, essay on dreams first subject. Stuart’s quite
the school boy fancy essay kind of thing beginning with definitions.
Eastons description of his own experiences in style of Bad Boy
diary – the criticisms on each others works most amusing
especially Stuarts on Eastons the vigor of which rather surprised that
young gentleman – Stuart said my style reminded of
Macaulay!!! – Easton said it was in the penny-a-liner manner.

Am afraid the latter only too true"

The bold text is thanks to help here.

This should be light relief for the good folk who toiled over the Bowkers topic.

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 February 18 18:16 GMT (UK) »
especially Stuarts on Eastons the xxxx of which rather xxxxxxxxxx xx than

I see, especially Stuarts on Eastons the vigor of which rather surprized  xx those

Still staring at the rest.

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 February 18 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Easton said it was in the  xxxxxx & xxxx manner.

Could the first word be "primary"?

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 08 February 18 19:04 GMT (UK) »
...in the penny-a-liner manner

Not exactly a compliment - see https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/penny-a-liner - unless it was just banter, of course.
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Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 08 February 18 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Stunning work bbart & arthurk. All done and dusted.  Top marks.

Once again my English idiom awareness and vocabulary have been extended.

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 08 February 18 19:37 GMT (UK) »
I go away for 5 minutes and miss a complete thread.  ;)

Well done, everybody!

There are 2 little things which I have noticed, neither of which play much of a role, but nevertheless...  ;D

Are you certain that it is Easton? I see an (for the writer, characteristic) "e" after the "t".

Also, there is a little squiggle/smudge under "surprised" which could be "him" being inserted in the line below, i.e. "reminded him of Macauley".

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 08 February 18 20:26 GMT (UK) »
Once again my English idiom awareness and vocabulary have been extended.

'penny-a-liner' was new to me too - I just looked up what I thought it said.

Also, there is a little squiggle/smudge under "surprised" which could be "him" being inserted in the line below, i.e. "reminded him of Macauley".

I thought the same, but got carried away with penny-a-liners. Honourable mention for Karen, I suggest.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 February 18 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Thanks arthurk and Karen McDonald.
I have inserted 'him'.
Huge thanks for picking up on my spelling of Easton. I am so unsure of the spelling of I have started a new topic - What is his name? http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=787488.0

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Re: 1889 diary p30 literary society
« Reply #8 on: Friday 09 February 18 08:03 GMT (UK) »
Honourable mention for Karen, I suggest.

*blush* Thank you  :)

I'll head over to the new topic, now. I love these threads.  ;D
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