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Record Number: 162


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thursday 16 sept 1824. Had a visit from my friend Henderson of Milton who brought 'Don Juan' in his Pocket' [He] 'advisd me to raed 'Don Juan'we talkd about books & flowers & butterflyes till noon& then he discanted on Don Juan [...] I think a good deal of his opinion & shall read it when I am able. 'Friday 17 Sept Began Don Juan 2 verses of the Shipwreck very fine & the character of Haideeisthe best I have yet met...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Sep 1824

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

John Clare

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Jul 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

poet/ natural history author

Religion:

Church of England/ Methodist

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:

Byron

Title:

Don Juan

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

1819 [Clare's own edition is 1823]

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

162

Source:

Print

Author:

John Clare

Editor:

Margaret Grainger

Title:

The Natural History Prose Writings

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1983

Vol:

n/a

Page:

178

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Clare, Margaret Grainger (ed.), The Natural History Prose Writings (Oxford, 1983), p. 178, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=162, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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