Tags » 1852

The History of Henry Esmond (William Makepeace Thackery, 1852)

An historical fiction set against the backdrop of the Restoration, beginning with the fictional Henry Esmond’s birth after the death of Oliver Cromwell, and ending with his failed attempt to install James III on the English throne at Queen Anne’s demise. 282 more words

Historical Fiction

February 11, 1852

Feb 11th Wednesday  Returned from Boston to night very

much fatigued  It has rained poringly all

day and I was out shopping and most horrible… 268 more words

19th Century

February 5, 1852

Jenny Lind 

(1820- 1887)

Thursday  Feb 5th  Have not been very well to day after being

out last evening.  Have put a new bosom into… 287 more words

19th Century

January 1, 1852

The Four Seasons, from Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1851


Jan 1st Thursday.  It being very stormy last night Alson &

wife came home with us from Olivers & spent the night… 266 more words

19th Century

The New Year

What is a diary as a rule? A document useful to the person who keeps it. Dull to the

contemporary who reads it and invaluable to the student, centuries afterwards, who treasures it. 385 more words

19th Century