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Record Number: 20963


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We have been reading the "Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo," & generally with much approbation. Nothing will please all the world, you know; but parts of it suit me better than much that he has written before. The opening - the Proem I beleive [sic] he calls it - is very beautiful. One cannot but grieve for the loss of the Son so fondly described. Has he at all recovered it?'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1817 and 24 Jan 1817

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chawton
county: Hampshire
specific address: Chawton Cottage

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:

Jane Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Jane Austen; Cassandra Austen; Cassandra Leigh Austen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Southey

Title:

Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1816

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20963

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre Le Faye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

327-8

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane Austen to Alethea Bigg, dated 24 January 1817.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 327-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20963, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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