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Record 7325

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?Whilst in Mr W?s employ, I combined my poetic readings at all leisure moments. I procured and read speedily a complete "Iliad" in English. Some of Shakespeare?s works having fallen in my way, I read them with avidity, as I did almost every other book, and though deeply interested by his historical characters and passages, I never either then or since relished his blank verse, or that of any other poet.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
county: Lancashire
   
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:Samuel Bamford
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Feb 1788
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: warehouseman (hand loom weaver)
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: [works]
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
from work?

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7325  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Bamford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Early Days
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1849
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 209
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7325, accessed: 26 May 2019

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