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Record 27014

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet, Countess Granville to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 31 May 1842: 'Did I not at Tixal translate the "Ideale," [by Schiller] and read my translation to Francis Egerton, by that means persuading him to learn the [German] tongue? If I had not lost the copy, would I not read my poem to prove my words? It is a proof that then, as now, I think it the most beautiful thing I ever read in any language.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Staffordshire
   
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Schiller
Title: 'Ideale'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27014  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 2
  Page: 331-332
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet, Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 2, p. 331-332, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27014, accessed: 24 October 2019

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