Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo

RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Listings for Reader:  

Samuel Rogers


Click here to select all entries:



Samuel Rogers : Human Life, A Poem

William Wordsworth to Francis Wrangham, 19 February 1819: '[Samuel] Rogers read me his Poem when I was in Town about 2 months ago; but I have heard nothing of it since.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Rogers      


Lord Sligo (2nd marquis of) : [letter on punishment of adultery in Turkey]

Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 Deecmber 1813: 'I showed ... [John Galt] Sligo's letter on the reports of the Turkish girl's aventure [ie punishment for adultery that became source of Byron's The Giaour] at Athens soon after it happened. He and Lord Holland, Lewis, and Moore, and Rogers, and Lady Melbourne have seen it.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Rogers      Manuscript: Letter


Alfred Tennyson : Poems

Samuel Rogers to Alfred Tennyson, 17 August 1842: 'Every day I have resolved to write and tell you with what delight I have read and read again your two beautiful volumes [...] very few things, if any, have thrilled me so much.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Rogers      Print: Book


Samuel Rogers : 

From Frederick Locker-Lampson's recollections of Tennyson: 'Rogers used often to read to him passages of his writings, and to consult him about the notes to his Italy. "He liked me," Tennyson said, "and thought that perhaps I might be the coming poet, and might help to hand his name down to future ages."'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Rogers      


George Gordon Lord Byron : Sketch from Private Life

'The "Sketch from Private Life" was one of the most bitter and satirical things Byron had ever written [...] Mr. Murray showed the verses to Rogers, Frere, and Stratford Canning. In communicating the result to Byron, he said:-- '"They have all seen and admired the lines; they agree that you have produced nothing better; that satire is your forte; and so in each class as you choose to adopt it [goes on to add readers' suggestions]."'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Samuel Rogers      Manuscript: Unknown


Click here to select all entries:


Green Turtle Web Design