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Record Number: 18293


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I received Walter Scott's Rokeby. I gazed at it with a transport of impatience, and began reading it in bed. I am already in the first canto: - my soul has glowed with what he justly terms "the art unteachable". My veins have thrilled; my heart has throbbed; my eyes have filled with tears - during its perusal. The poet who can thus master the passions to do his bidding, must be indeed a poet'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 2 Dec 1812 and 6 Feb 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: in bed

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:

Charlotte Bury

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

18 Feb 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

lady in waiting

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Rokeby

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18293

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

I

Page:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), I, p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18293, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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