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Record Number: 19074


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Father is rehearsing Drake's Drum for Wednesday'.

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1888 and 5 Jan 1902

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 22 Hyde Park Gate, S.W.
other location: Kensington Gardens

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Leslie Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Nov 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Historian, literary critic, biographer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Virginia and Vanessa Stephen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry John Newbolt

Title:

Drake's Drum

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1897

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19074

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Stephen

Editor:

Nigel Nicholson

Title:

The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

Volume 1, 1888-1912

Page:

47

Additional Comments:

Editor's note: 'Henry John Newbolt (1862-1938), the poet and man of letters. Leslie Stephen much admired his most famous poems, 'Admirals All' and 'Drake's Drum', which he would declaim to his daughters as they walked through Kensington Gardens.' Date of letter tentative, according to the editor.

Citation:

Virginia Stephen, Nigel Nicholson (ed.), The Flight of the Mind: The Letters of Virginia Woolf (London, 1975), Volume 1, 1888-1912, p. 47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19074, accessed: 03 October 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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