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Record Number: 13051


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I do not like your Tragedy; there is little interest in it; no material fault but the absence of anything very good. I am not the less obliged to you for sending it. You will hate me for giving you my true opinion, but you have asked me to do so and in such matters I never deceive'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 29 Oct 1829

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Taunton
county: Devon
specific address: Combe Florey

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:

Sydney Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Jun 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

writer and clergyman

Religion:

Christian

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:

T.H. Lister

Title:

Epicharis

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

was printed in Oct 1829, but it sounds like Smith may have been reading a MS

Provenance

borrowed (other)
sent by Lister


Source Information:

Record ID:

13051

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Nowell C. Smith

Title:

The Letters of Sydney Smith

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1953

Vol:

II

Page:

504

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Nowell C. Smith (ed.), The Letters of Sydney Smith (Oxford, 1953), II, p. 504, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13051, accessed: 20 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Letter to T.H. Lister

   
   
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