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Record 27947

Reading Experience:

'Of your poems I have myself a kindness for ‘Noll and Nell’. Although I don’t think you have made it as good as you ought: verse five is surely not [italics]quite melodious[end italics]. I confess I like the Sonnet in the last number of the "Review"− the ‘Sonnet to England’.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between Jun 1877 and Dec 1877
Country: Probably Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Probably Edinburgh
county: Lothian
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: Uncommitted
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Probably Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Arthur Patchett Martin
Title: 'Noll and Nell'; 'England - 1877'.
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, Both (2 poems, one in a book, one in a periodical).
Publication details: See 11, Additional Comments.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27947  
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: 228
  Additional comments: Letter 492, To Arthur Patchett Martin, [December 1877], 17 Heriot Row. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material in square brackets has 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. 228,, accessed: 14 July 2020

Additional comments:

Editors’ Note 3 to Letter 492 reads: “Martin’s poem ‘Noll and Nell’ was collected in his "Lays of Today" (Melbourne, 1878); he must have sent RLS an (untraced) periodical publication. Editors’ Note 4 to Letter 492 reads: “‘England − 1877’ in "The Melbourne Review", October 1877.”



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