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Record Number: 18445


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Well, I was at the annual dinner of my old Academy schoolfellows last night. We sat down ten, out of seventy-two.[?] I read them some verses. It is great fun: I always read verses, and in the vinous enthusiasm of the moment they always propose to have them printed; [italics]ce qui n?arrive jamais, du reste[end italics]: in the morning, they are more calm.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

15 Jan 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive 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:

Uncommitted.

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Nine other rmembers of his class at Edinburgh Academy.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

[unknown verses]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown, Probably sheets of paper or pages from a notebook.

Publication Details

See below under Additional Comments.

Provenance

owned
.


Source Information:

Record ID:

18445

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:

108-9

Additional Comments:

From section headed Saturday [16 January} in Letter 354, To Frances Sitwell, Thursday [14 January 1875]. 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. 108-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18445, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

The Editors? Note 1 to p. 108 reads: ??The Thompson Club Class? was composed of the old pupils who belonged to the class of D?Arcy Wentworth Thompson. Every year a master began with a junior class and stayed with it through the school. The verses ?Poem for a Class Reunion? were posthumously printed in BBS [= Boston Bibliophile Society] III (1921)and are in "Collected Poems"; = Robert Louis Stevenson, "Collected Poems", ed. Janet Adam Smith, (London, 1950; second edition , 1971), 333-4. Other verses were written for these dinners in 1883 (see Letter 1202) and 1885 ("Underwoods", II, X).? "Underwoods" was published in 1887.

   
   
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