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Record Number: 20360


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Of his poem Waterloo she writes: "These are my honest opinions, just as I should give them to any third person: and let me fairly add that I by no means expected to be so much pleased. Whatever subject draws universal attention, sets 'every goose cackling', every newspaper declaiming, descanting, admiring, lamenting, exaggerating, it is harder for a poet to handle than Swift's broomstick itself, and I protest, I thought Waterloo such a hopeless one that I was almost vexed at your undertaking it. But you have wonderfully avoided the commonplace".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

From: 1 Jan 1815

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:

Louisa, Lady Stuart

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1757

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Field of Waterloo, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20360

Source:

Print

Author:

Louisa Stuart

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1926

Vol:

n/a

Page:

11

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20360, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

The text before the quotation is from Johnson's introduction - the text quoted does not appear to be in one of the letters printed.

   
   
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