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Record Number: 10397


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When Wordsworth was then spoken of as a great poet, the ordinary question was, "Why is he not more popular?" The process through which public opinion gradually turns from an ephemeral popularity, permanently to repose upon works of imagination that are not extravagent stimulants, is admirably illustrated by his own experience. I remember distinctly, when "Lalla Rookh" first came out, I read it through at one sitting. To say I was delighted with it is a poor word for my feelings; I was transported out of myself-entranced or what you will.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

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:

Charles Knight

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Mar 1791

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

publisher/editor

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Moore

Title:

Lalla Rookh

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10397

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Knight

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Passages of a working life: During half a century with a prelude of early remininscences

Place of Publication:

Shannon, Ireland

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

1

Page:

289

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Knight, Passages of a working life: During half a century with a prelude of early remininscences (Shannon, Ireland, 1971), 1, p. 289, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10397, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

At the time of reading he was talking of 'The Etonian' but he did not categorically state where he read this piece of poetry.

   
   
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