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Record Number: 11155


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sometime about the twenty first year of my age I perceived the great advantage possessed by those who received a classical education. I had read Byron's "Childe Harold" and the passage "Alas for Tully's voice" and Virgil's Lay And Troy's pictured page &c inspired me with a desire to dive deeper into Latin Literature.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1823 and 31 Dec 1823

Country:

England

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:

Robert White

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

17 Sep 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

labourer on his father's farm.

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Childe Harold: A Romaunt, Canto IV

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11155

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert White

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Autobiographical Notes

Place of Publication:

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Date of Publication:

1966

Vol:

n/a

Page:

4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Robert White, Autobiographical Notes (Newcastle Upon Tyne, 1966), p. 4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11155, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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