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Record Number: 19508


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I will not mention my own nor my son's Judgment upon the Poem, which in spite of my Prohibition he stole for a solitary Perusal and came boasting, at the End of the first Book of the Discovery he made there in those admirable Verses but he soon found that he had no peculiar Discernment.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 30 Jun 1815

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Trowbridge

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:

John Crabbe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

curate

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

son of the poet



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Lord of the Isles, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from his father


Source Information:

Record ID:

19508

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:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19508, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to Walter Scott. It seems likely that it was this son, not George Junior, as he was his father's curate and lived in the rectory at Trowbridge.

   
   
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