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Record 27421

Reading Experience:

'His Majesty, once more disobeying the Dook's orders, had granted to some creature an Irish peerage. 'I observe' wrote Arthur (I quote from memory), that your Majesty has been misinformed. I shall reserve the patent until I have an opportunity of learning your Majesty's pleasure upon it!!' O the groans of George, who knew his man, and whimpered under the rod.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 8 Feb 1882
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Hotel and Pension Buol
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: writer
Religion: atheist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald
Title: Life of George IV
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published 1881
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27421  
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: 3
  Page: 279
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to W E Henley.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 279,, accessed: 08 July 2020

Additional comments:

Footnote Booth/ Mehew, p 279, suggests that RLS was evidently reading Fitzgerald's biography in which the anecdote is recorded.



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