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Record 3667

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter H. 39 - (12/10/1856) - "I don't know when I read a poem, since a boy I first read "The Assyrian came down" - which has given me such intense pleasure as the "Burden of Nineveh" in No. 8 of Oxford & Cambridge."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively
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:John Ruskin
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and art critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: The Destruction of Sennacherib
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3667  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 189-190
  Additional comments: From the editor's footnote: Ruskin greatly admired Byron's poetry; the quotations are from Destruction of Sennacherib. From letter to Ellen Heaton (12/10/1856).

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 189-190, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3667, accessed: 16 July 2019

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