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Record Number: 1248


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

As I have no people to tell you of, so have I very few books, and know nothing of what is stirring in the literary world. I have read the Life of Arnold of Rugby, who was a noble fellow; and the letters of Burke, which do not add to, or detract from, what I knew and liked in him before. I am meditating to begin Thucydides one day; perhaps this winter. . .

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 Sep 1842 and 8 Dec 1844

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Woodbridge
specific address: Boulge

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:

Edward Fitzgerald

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Poet and translator

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:

Edmund Burke

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1248

Source:

Print

Author:

Edward Fitzgerald

Editor:

William Aldis Wright

Title:

Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes

Place of Publication:

London & New York

Date of Publication:

1894, repr. 1901

Vol:

1

Page:

181-82

Additional Comments:

Edward FitzGerald to F. Tennyson (written from Boulge, Woodbridge), 8th December 1844

Citation:

Edward Fitzgerald, William Aldis Wright (ed.), Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes (London & New York, 1894, repr. 1901), 1, p. 181-82, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1248, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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