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Record 7662

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'It was about this time that I first read that very beautiful poem, "The Pleasures of Hope". I also repersued a large portion of Cowper's Poems; and, in spite of the unfavourable accounts of it given by critics, resolved upon reading Thomson's "Liberty". This resolution I carried into effect, to my very considerable amusement, if not instruction. As to its poetical merits, I did not venture to sit in judgement upon them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1817 and 1 Sep 1817
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:Thomas Carter
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journeyman tailor
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 Cowper
Title: [Poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Carter may have been referring to an edition of 1814, published by Oddy in London.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7662  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 200
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 200, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7662, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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