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Record 180

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Read some of the Odes of Collins think them superior to Grays [...] I cannot describe the pleasure I feel in reading them [...] I find in the same Vol Odes by a poet of the name of Oglivie [...] they appear to me to be bold intruders to claim company with Gray and Collins'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 25 Sep 1824
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
   
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:John Clare
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Jul 1793
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: poet/ natural history author
Religion: Church of England/ Methodist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Collins Collins
Title: 'Odes' [Appears to be a volume of Odes by various authors]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 180  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Clare Clare
  Editor: Margaret Grainger
  Title: The Natural History Prose Writings
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 181
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Clare Clare, Margaret Grainger (ed.), The Natural History Prose Writings (Oxford, 1983), p. 181, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=180, accessed: 09 December 2019

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