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Singer, Samuel Weller 1783-1858

Overview
Works: 279 works in 731 publications in 1 language and 5,454 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Humor  History  Quotations  Biography  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Sayings  Portraits 
Roles: Editor, Author, edc, Translator, wst, Dedicatee, Honoree, Illustrator
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Anecdotes, observations and characters of books and men collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope and other eminent persons of his time by Joseph Spence( Book )

41 editions published between 1820 and 1964 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Spence (1699-1768) was ordained after graduating from Oxford, and having made the acquaintance of Alexander Pope, was helped by him to the professorship of poetry at Oxford, which he held for ten years from 1728. At the same time (and while holding the living of Birchanger in Essex) he began the first of several extended European journeys, accompanying nobility on the Grand Tour. He had published various literary works before his death in 1768, but left a number of manuscripts to be published at the discretion of his executors. They decided to take no action, but these anecdotes of Alexander Pope and his contemporaries came into the possession of a bookseller called Carpenter, who had them edited, and published them, prefaced with a life of Spence, in 1820. This is a fascinating compilation of anecdotes, aphorisms and biographical details about the most famous poet of his age
The table-talk of John Selden by John Selden( Book )

24 editions published between 1856 and 1972 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawyer, politician and antiquarian John Selden (1584-1654) made his name as an expert on the ancient laws of England, though he was equally at home with classical and Judaic studies: Grotius described him as 'the glory of the English nation', and his advice was sought on all manner of legal and moral problems from tithes to cross-dressing. This collection of his remarks on many topics was compiled by his amanuensis Richard Milward and first published in 1689. Reissued here is a version annotated and with a biographical preface by the literary scholar Samuel Weller Singer (1783-1858) and published in 1847. The topics of Selden's discourse are arranged alphabetically, from 'abbies' to 'zelots', via Christmas, juggling, marriage, and witches. As Singer says of the book, 'it is impossible to open it without finding some important fact or discussion, something practically useful and applicable to the business of life'
The life of Sir Thomas More by William Roper( Book )

19 editions published between 1817 and 2018 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erasmus said of his friend Thomas More that he was "the most delightful character in the world...indeed I do not think it is easier to make a likeness of More than of Alexander the Great or of Achilles; neither were those heroes more worthy of immortality." William Roper was More's son-in-law and his life of Sir Thomas More, with its intimate glimpses of life within the More household, has become a classic biography
The first folio of Shakespeare, 1623 by William Shakespeare( Book )

36 editions published between 1826 and 1982 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBRARY HAS : v.1-4, 6-9
The text of Shakespeare vindicated from the interpolations and corruptions advocated by John Payne Collier, esq., in his notes and emendations by Samuel Weller Singer( Book )

9 editions published between 1853 and 1981 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works and poems of William Shakspeare : with notes, original and selected, and introductory remarks to each play by William Shakespeare( Book )

29 editions published between 1831 and 1995 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table talk of John Selden by John Selden( Book )

16 editions published between 1856 and 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The table-talk of John Selden, esq by John Selden( Book )

8 editions published between 1847 and 1989 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satires by Joseph Hall( Book )

6 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cupid and Psyche : a legend by Shackerley Marmion( Book )

6 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches into the history of playing cards; with illustrations of the origin of printing and engraving on wood by Samuel Weller Singer( Book )

15 editions published between 1816 and 2016 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly illustrated 1816 work, originially published in a run of only 250 copies, was praised for its quality by Thomas Frognall Dibdin. In it, Singer argues that the increasing sophistication sought by the buyers of playing cards led to increasing improvements in the art of wood engraving, and that the study of these humble and rarely surviving artefacts can give insights into the achievements of the greatest Renaissance carvers.--Provided by publisher
The club ; or, A gray cap for a green head : a dialogue between a father and son by James Puckle( Book )

10 editions published between 1833 and 1978 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish( Book )

11 editions published in 1827 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakspeare's jest book by SHAKESPEARE'S JEST BOOK( Book )

7 editions published between 1814 and 1971 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wayland Smith. : a dissertation on a tradition of the middle ages. by G.-B Depping( Book )

3 editions published in 1847 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharonnida : an heroic poem in five books by William Chamberlayne( Book )

2 editions published in 1820 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of William Shakspeare : illustrated : embracing a life of the poet, and notes, original and selected by William Shakespeare( Book )

7 editions published between 1851 and 1857 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic works of William Shakspeare; with a life of the poet, and notes, original and selected by William Shakespeare( Book )

13 editions published between 1836 and 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish( Book )

4 editions published in 1825 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
S., S. W. 1783-1858

S., S. W. (Samuel Weller Singer), 1783-1858

S. W. S.

S. W. S 1783-1858

S. W. S. (Samuel Weller Singer), 1783-1858

Samuel Weller Singer British Shakespearean scholar

Singer, S. W.

Singer S. W. 1783-1858

Singer, S. W. (Samuel Weller), 1783-1858

Singer, Sam. Weller.

Singer, Samuel W. 1783-1858

Weller Singer, Samuel

Weller Singer Samuel 1783-1858

Languages
English (294)