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Record Number: 1253


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Some one by chance read out to me the other day at the seaside your account of poor old Naseby Village from Cromwell, quoted in Knight?s "Half Hours, etc." It is now twelve years ago, at this very season, I was ransacking for you; you promising to come down, and never coming. I hope very much you are soon going to give us something: else Jerrold and Tupper carry all before them.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1854 and 8 Oct 1854

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: near Woodbridge
other location: at the seaside

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Edward

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:

Charles Knight

Title:

Half Hours with the Best Authors

Genre:

Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

The selection being read was by Thomas Carlyle, on Naseby Village

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1253

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:

295

Additional Comments:

Edward FitzGerald to T. Carlyle (written from The Rectory, Bredfield, Woodbridge), Saturday 14th October 1854

Citation:

Edward Fitzgerald, William Aldis Wright (ed.), Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes (London & New York, 1894, repr. 1901), 1, p. 295, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1253, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Fitzgerald does not identify the reader of the text.

   
   
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