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Record Number: 2117


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 15 March 1814: 'As [Richard] Sharpe was passing by the doors of some Debating Society (the Westminster Forum), in his way to dinner, he saw rubricked on the walls Scott's name and mine -"Which was the better poet?" being the question of the evening ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

15 Mar 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Richard Sharp

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1759

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Hat-manufacturer

Religion:

unknown

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:

unknown

Title:

[poster advertising a debate on Byron and Scott]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Poster

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

2117

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

3

Page:

250

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 250, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2117, accessed: 06 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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