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Record Number: 2016


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Murray, acknowledging receipt of parcel of books and letters from Christian well-wishers, 14 September 1812, including Granville Penn, "The Bioscope, or Dial of Life Explained": ;The "Bioscope" contained an M.S.S. copy of very excellent verses, from whom I know not, but evidently the composition of some one in the habit of writing & of writing well, I do not know if he be ye. author of the "Bioscope" which accompanied them, but whoevever he is if you can discover hiim, thank him from me most heartily.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1812 and 30 Sep 1812

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cheltenham

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:

n/a

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:

anon

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
enclosed in copy of Granville Penn, The Bioscope (2nd edn, 1812)


Source Information:

Record ID:

2016

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:

196-97

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 2, p. 196-97, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2016, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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