Trumpet-Major Notebook

  • Richard H. Taylor


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  1. 516.
    George Bankes, The Story of Corfe Castle (London, 1853) [10351.f.41].Google Scholar
  2. 538.
    Mary Kettle, Smugglers and Foresters (London, 1851) [12625.a.5].Google Scholar
  3. 559.
    George Thomas Landmann, Adventures and Recollections of Colonel Landmann (‘late of the Corps of Royal Engineers’), 2 vols (London, 1852) [10815.C.31].Google Scholar
  4. 576.
    G. P. R. James, The Smuggler: a tale (London, 1845) [N. 2470].Google Scholar
  5. 597.
    P. Boyle, The Fashionable Court Guide, or the Town Visit Directory for the year 1792 [and 1794] (London, 1792, 1794); continued as Boyle’s New Fashionable Court and Country Guide and Town Visiting Directory (Boyle’s Court Guide) for the year 1796 (-Jan., 1925) (London, 1796–1924) [P.P.2506.sdc].Google Scholar
  6. 608.
    Joachim Stocqueler, The Military Encyclopaedia (London, 1853) [1397.h.9].Google Scholar
  7. 609.
    Perhaps Hardy means W. T. Brande, A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art (‘with the derivation and definition of all the terms in general use’) (London, 1842) [740.g. 12]; since this does not answer Hardy’s description, Brande may have edited a military dictionary which I have been unable to identify.Google Scholar
  8. 619.
    George Elliot Voyle, A Military Dictionary, 3rd ed. (London, 1876) [2248.a.1].Google Scholar
  9. 640.
    Thomas Wright, Caricature History of the Georges (‘or, Annals of the House of Hanover, compiled from the squibs, broadsides, window pictures, lampoons, and pictorial caricatures of the time’) (London, 1868) [9525.ff.4].Google Scholar
  10. 647.
    Eyre Evans Crowe, The History of France, 5 vols (London, 1858–68) [].Google Scholar
  11. 648.
    The following page has been excised. There follow a succession of four stubs of pages: of these, three small fragments-one small fragment each of three separate pages-have been allowed to remain, all surrounding matter having been carefully cut out. (Though it seems unlikely, it is at least possible that one passage Hardy excised from the notebook contained the 275 or so words that he copied from C. H. Gifford’s History of the Wars (1817) and later transposed virtually unchanged into Ch. 23 of The Trumpet-Major. For this Hardy was later excoriated by critics on the grounds of plagiarism: for a full description of the episode, see C. J. Weber, Hardy of Wessex (1940; rev. ed. 1965), pp. 116, 118–22.)Google Scholar
  12. 676.
    This and the next entry, to ‘no severe curve-’ on p. 104, are in pencil. Hardy has copied this from Hugh Doherty’s introduction to F. C. M. Fourier, The Passions of the Human Soul, trans. J. R. Morell (London, 1851) p. xxxvii (section entitled ‘Fourier’s Analysis of Human Nature’). The influence of the French Utopian Socialist François Fourier (1772–1837) on Hardy’s thought is valuably discussed by Lennart A. Björk in his The Literary Notes of Thomas Hardy, Vol. I (Göteborg, 1974), pp. 200–1; see also pp. xxiii–xxiv. Fourier’s book is noted on the final page of the present notebook.Google Scholar

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