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Forty Years of 'Spy'   By: (1851-1922)

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[Illustration: LESLIE WARD.]

FORTY YEARS OF 'SPY'

BY

LESLIE WARD

Illustrated

LONDON

CHATTO & WINDUS

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I

EARLY DAYS

PAGE

I come into the world. The story of my ancestry. My mother. Wilkie Collins. The Collins family. Slough and Upton. The funeral of the Duchess of Kent. The marriage of the Princess Royal. Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort. Their visits to my parents' studios. The Prince of Wales. Sir William Ross, R.A. Westminster Abbey. My composition. A visit to Astley's Theatre. Wilkie Collins and Pigott. The Panopticon. The Thames frozen over. The Comet. General Sir John Hearsey. Kent Villa. My father. Lady Waterford. Marcus Stone and Vicat Cole. The Crystal Palace. Rev. J. M. Bellew. Kyrle Bellew. I go to school. Wentworth Hope Johnstone. 1

CHAPTER II

ETON AND AFTER

Eton days. Windsor Fair. My Dame. Fights and Fun. Boveney Court. Mr. Hall Say. Boveney. Professor and Mrs. Attwell. I win a useful prize. Alban Doran. My father's frescoes. Battle Abbey. Gainsborough's Tomb. Knole. Our burglar. Claude Calthrop. Clayton Calthrop. The Gardener as Critic. The Gipsy with an eye for colour. I attempt sculpture. The Terry family. Private theatricals. Sir John Hare. Miss Marion Terry. Miss Ellen Terry. Miss Kate Terry. Miss Bateman. Miss Florence St. John. Constable. Sir Howard Vincent. I dance with Patti. Lancaster Gate and Meringues. Prayers and Pantries. 27

CHAPTER III

MY FATHER'S FRIENDS

My father's friends. The Pre Raphaelites. Plum box painting. The Victorians. The Post Impressionists. Maclise. Sir Edwin Landseer. Tom Landseer. Mulready. Daniel Roberts. Edward Cooke. Burgess and Long. Frith. Millais. Stephens and Holman Hunt. Stanfield. C. R. Leslie. Dr. John Doran. Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall. The Virtues, James and William. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Taylor. A story of Tennyson. Sam Lover. Moscheles père et fils . Philip Calderon. Sir Theodore and LadyMartin. Garibaldi. Lord Crewe. Fechter. Joachim and Lord Houghton. Charles Dickens. Lord Stanhope. William Hepworth Dixon. Sir Charles Dilke. 48

CHAPTER IV

WORK AND PLAY

School days ended. A trip to Paris. Versailles and the Morgue. I enter the office of Sydney Smirke, R.A. Montagu Williams and Christchurch. A squall. Frith as arbitrator. I nearly lose my life. William Virtue to the rescue. The Honourable Mrs. Butler Johnson Munro. I visit Knebworth. Lord Lytton. Spiritualism. My first picture in the Royal Academy. A Scotch holiday with my friend Richard Dunlop. Patrick Adam. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis. Mr. George Fox and Harry Fox. Sir William Jaffray. Mr. William Cobbett. Adventures on and off a horse. Peter Graham. Cruikshank. Mr. Phené Spiers. Johnston Forbes Robertson and Irving. Fred Walker. Arthur Sullivan. Sir Henry de Bathe. Sir Spencer Ponsonby. Du Maurier. Arthur Cecil. Sir Francis Burnand. The Bennett Benefit. 67

CHAPTER V

'SPY'

My coming of age. The letter. The Doctor's verdict. The Doctor's pretty daughter. Arthur Sullivan. "Dolly" Storey. Lord Leven's garden party. Professor Owen. Gibson Bowles. Arthur Lewis. Carlo Pellegrini. Paolo Tosti. Pagani's. J. J. Tissot. Vanity Fair. Some of the Contributors. Anthony Trollope. John Stuart Mill. The World. Edmund Yates. Death of Lord Lytton. Mr. Macquoid. Luke Fildes. Small. Gregory. Herkomer. TheGraphic. Gladstone. Disraeli, etc. 89

CHAPTER VI

CARICATURE

Cannot be taught. Where I stalk... Continue reading book >>




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