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Record Number: 1932


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 10 August 1811, within two weeks of his mother's death: 'I am very lonely, & should think myself miserable, were it not for a kind of hysterical merriment ... I have tried reading & boxing, & swimming, & writing ... with a number of ineffectual remedies ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 Jul 1811 and 10 Aug 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire

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:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

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:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1932

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1973

Vol:

2

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 2, p. 70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1932, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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