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Record Number: 1813


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Through the Women's Co-operative Guild, Deborah Smith] began reading poetry and, at age fifty one, discovered her own spiritual longings in Tennyson: Break, break, break on thy cold grey stones, oh sea, Oh would that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me!'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1909 and 31 Dec 1910

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Nelson

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:

Deborah Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1858

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

weaver

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:

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Title:

'Break, break, break'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1813

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

78

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 78, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1813, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See Deborah Smith, 'My Revelation' (London, 1933)

   
   
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