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Record Number: 19493


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I derived a three fold Pleasure from the Receipt of Rokeby, first from the book itself, the Article, the thing sold and bought, & for this I know how much I am indebted [;] not so for the 2d part of the favour, the Pleasure of the perusal, nor for the 3d, the Honour of the present: but in more direct terms my dear Sir I do sincerely & heartily thank you & I beg of you likewise to accept the Thanks of my Household Mrs Crabbe & her Sons'. [Crabbe goes on to say how 'we had scarsely gratified our own Curiosity' when petitions from villagers to borrow the boook began]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 5 Mar 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Grantham

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 Crabbe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Dec 1754

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman and poet

Religion:

Christian

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Rokeby

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
present from Scott


Source Information:

Record ID:

19493

Source:

Print

Author:

George Crabbe

Editor:

Thomas Faulkner

Title:

Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

99

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19493, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to Walter Scott

   
   
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