The Story of the River [Thames]

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"Meeting held at Gower Cottage, 20.II.’39<br/> R. D. L. Moore, & subsequently H. Stevens in the Chair.<br/> 1. Minutes of last read & approved.<br/> [...]<br/> 5. R. H. Robson told of The Stately Homes of Thames, + we heard of Bisham Abbey, Mapledurham, Ufton Court, of Jesuits hunted by Walsingham, of the incident of The Rape of the Lock, of Lovelace, Lady Place, Hurley, and Soames Forsyte.<br/> <br/> 6. H. R. Smith, dealing with the Story of the River, + passing lightly over the Danish incursions upstream, spoke of the thousand years in which the Thames had been in bounds. Weirs had been made by millers, navigation had been slow and perilous, the modern lock was a matter of the last hundred + fifty years. Twenty- six mills were named in Domesday Book[.] The Thames Conservancy had brought order out of chaos.<br/> <br/> [...]<br/> <br/> 8. S. A. Reynolds read from Mortimer Menpes of warehouses + houseboats, the boat race + Henley Regatta, Kingfishers + quick backwaters, fishing + the vagaries of the towpath.<br/> <br/> 9. R. D. L. Moore gave us Literary Gleanings, touching on Spenser and Shelley, quoting from The Scholar Gypsy + Thyrsis, + reading Soames Forsyte’s thoughts in the early morning on the river, Kipling’s The River’s Tale, + Virginia Woolf’s astonishing account in Orlando of the great frost, when a girl dissolved into powder + fish were frozen twenty fathoms deep!<br/> <br/> [...]<br/> <br/> 11. Muriel Stevens read a friend’s notes on Deptford + its river scenes.<br/> <br/> 12. A. B. Dilkes from Three Men in a Boat.<br/> <br/> <br/>[Signed] S A Reynolds<br/> 27/3/93 [i.e. 27/3/39]"

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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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Smith, Howard
Related place
England
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&lt;br/&gt;
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9. R. D. L. Moore gave us Literary Gleanings, touching on Spenser and Shelley, 
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Notes
Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

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England
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Smith, Howard
Related place
England
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	R. D. L. Moore, &amp; subsequently H. Stevens in the Chair.&lt;br/&gt;
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[...]&lt;br/&gt;
5. R. H. Robson told of The Stately Homes of Thames, + we heard of Bisham 
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incident of The Rape of the Lock, of Lovelace, Lady Place, Hurley, and Soames 
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&lt;br/&gt;
6. H. R. Smith, dealing with the Story of the River, + passing lightly over the 
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been in bounds. Weirs had been made by millers, navigation had been slow and 
perilous, the modern lock was a matter of the last hundred + fifty years. Twenty-
six mills were named in Domesday Book[.] The Thames Conservancy had brought 
order out of chaos.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
[...]&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
8. S. A. Reynolds read from Mortimer Menpes of warehouses + houseboats, the 
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vagaries of the towpath.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
9. R. D. L. Moore gave us Literary Gleanings, touching on Spenser and Shelley, 
quoting from The Scholar Gypsy + Thyrsis, + reading Soames Forsyte’s thoughts 
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astonishing account in Orlando of the great frost, when a girl dissolved into 
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&lt;br/&gt;
[...]&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
11. Muriel Stevens read a friend’s notes on Deptford + its river scenes.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
12. A. B. Dilkes from Three Men in a Boat.&lt;br/&gt;
&lt;br/&gt;
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