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Record 18054

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Is not this verse pretty? Thou wast that all [sic] to me, love, For which my soul did pine -- A green isle in the sea, love, A fountain and a shrine.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 16 Nov 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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: Aspiring writer and intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Title: To One in Paradise (1834)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Possibly in first two vols of J.H. Ingram's edition of Poe's Works, 1874. See Section 3, Additional Comments.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18054  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 83
  Additional comments: Section headed Monday [16 November] in Letter 333, To Frances Sitwell [Saturday 14 November 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 83, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18054, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

Thou wast all that [sic] to me, love, For which my soul did pine− A green isle in the sea, love, A fountain and a shrine? Edgar Allan Poe, To One in Paradise (1834) p. 83, editors? Note 10 to Letter 333 reads: Edgar Allan Poe?s ?To One in Paradise?, reprinted in his story ?The assignation?. RLS reviewed the first two volumes of J.H. Ingram?s edition of Poe?s Works containing "The Tales" (1874) in "The Academy", 2 January 1875.

 

 

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