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Record 13578

Reading Experience:

'I have been reading a good deal of Herbert ... "Carve or discourse; do not famine fear, Who carves is kind to two, who talks to all."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 7 Sep 1868
Country: Scotland/England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Wick
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: student
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland/England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to mother, Margaret Stevenson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Herbert
Title: The Temple: The Church Porch xxii
Genre: Other religious, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1863
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 13578  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 144
  Additional comments: Additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 144,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:

RLS's copy of The Poetical Works of George Herbert; and the Synagogue, by C. Harvey (1863), a gift from Cummy 1 January 1866 (footnote p 144 Booth and Mehew, Letters).



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