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Record Number: 19498


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Crabbe relates how he has had a letter from a Lady who] 'enjoins and adjures me to go instantly & climb the Mountains & penetrate the Defiles & in short embue my Mind with the grand northern Scenery that they may appear in my beautiful and ---- now if this anonymous Lady had read the "Lay" or any one of the four finest descriptive poems & of that very Scenery in our Language, with what kind of Taste & Judgment could she so call upon me & if she have not read them, she had only to enquire of the first reading Friend she met, but thus People judge, if a Man has acquired the Knack of painting a Tinkers Hov[el] how admirably would he describe the ruins of Balbu'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 5 Mar 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19498

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:

101

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 101, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19498, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to Walter Scott

   
   
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