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Record Number: 18054


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Is not this verse pretty? Thou wast that all [sic] to me, love, For which my soul did pine -- A green isle in the sea, love, A fountain and a shrine.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 16 Nov 1874

Country:

Scotland

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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Aspiring writer and intermittent law student

Religion:

Church of Scotland (wavering)

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edgar Allan Poe

Title:

To One in Paradise (1834)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Possibly in first two vols of J.H. Ingram's edition of Poe's Works, 1874. See Section 3, Additional Comments.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18054

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

83

Additional Comments:

Section headed Monday [16 November] in Letter 333, To Frances Sitwell [Saturday 14 November 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 83, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18054, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Thou wast all that [sic] to me, love, For which my soul did pine− A green isle in the sea, love, A fountain and a shrine? Edgar Allan Poe, To One in Paradise (1834) p. 83, editors? Note 10 to Letter 333 reads: Edgar Allan Poe?s ?To One in Paradise?, reprinted in his story ?The assignation?. RLS reviewed the first two volumes of J.H. Ingram?s edition of Poe?s Works containing "The Tales" (1874) in "The Academy", 2 January 1875.

   
   
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