John Hartley (Poet)
John Hartley (poet)
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(1839-1915) was an
who worked in the
. He wrote a great deal of prose and poetry – often of a sentimental nature – dealing with the poverty of the district. He was born in
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hartly wrote and edited the
Original Illuminated Clock Almanack
from 1866 to his death.
Most of Hartley's works are written in
Hartley wrote a number of books featuring the character "Sammywell Grimes", who has a number of adventures and suffers unfortunate mishaps.
Yorkshire Ditties, First Series
Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series
Yorkshire Tales, First Series
Yorkshire Tales, Second Series
Pensive Poems and Startling Stories
A Rolling Stone. A Tale of Wrongs and Revenge
Mally An' Me : A selection of Humorous and Pathetic Incidents from the Life of Sammywell Grimes and His Wife Mally
A Sheaf from the Moorland - A Collection of Original Poems
Grimes' Visit To Th' Queen. A Royal Time Amang Royalties
Seets I'Lundun: A Yorkshireman's Ten Days' Trip
Seets i' Yorkshire and Lancashire or Grimes' Comical Trip from Leeds to Liverpool by Canal
Seets i' Blackpool - Grimes at the Seaside
Seets i’ Paris - Sammywell Grimes’s trip with his old chum Billy Baccus; his opinion o’th’ French, and th’ French opinion o’th’ exhibition he made ov hissen.
Grimes’ Trip to America - Ten letters from Sammywell to John Jones Smith
Sammywell Grimes An' his Wife Mally Laikin I' Lakeland: A......
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