Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 5060

Reading Experience:

'We think he is mistaken in every respect. His work does not teach the human heart, but insults it...His precepts are conveyed in the cries of Bedlam; and the outrage of a wretched old maniac, long passed the years of appetite, perpetrated on the person of his miserable child, under motives that are inconsistent with reason, and circumstances impossible in fact, is presented to us as a mirror in which we may contemplate a portion, of least, of our common nature! How far this disposition to rake in the lazar-house of humanity for examples of human life and action, is consistent with a spirit of for the real faults and infirmities of human nature, on which Mr Shelly [sic] lays so much stress, we may discover in one of his own absurd allusions.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1820 and 1 Mar 1820
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Oct 1784
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer, journalist, editor
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
Title: The Cenci
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5060  
Source - Print  
  Author: Josephine Bauer
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Anglistica The London Magazine
  Place of Publication: Copenhagen
  Date of Publication: 1953
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 191-193
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Josephine Bauer, Anglistica The London Magazine (Copenhagen, 1953), p. 191-193,, accessed: 23 August 2019

Additional comments:



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)