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Record Number: 1662


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I remember paying him [Macaulay] a visit in his rose-garden at Campden Hill [...] I was in a hurry to communicate to him my discovery of the magnificent verses in which Juvenal bids observe how the world's two mightiest orators [Cicero and Demosthenes] were brought by their genius and eloquence to a violent and tragic death.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1838 and 1859

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:

George Otto Trevelyan

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1838

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Biographer and politician

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Juvenal

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1662

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Editor:

George Otto Trevelyan

Title:

The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

2

Page:

433

Additional Comments:

Account by Trevelyan of a visit to Macaulay.

Citation:

Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 2, p. 433, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1662, accessed: 08 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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