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Record Number: 21255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

S. T. Coleridge on Tennyson's Poems. Chiefly Lyrical (1830): '"I have not read through all Mr Tennyson's poems, which have been sent to me; but I think there are some things of a good deal of beauty in what I have seen. The misfortune is, that he has begun to write verses without very well understanding what metre is."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 31 Dec 1830

Country:

n/a

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:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred Tennyson

Title:

Poems, Chiefly Lyrical

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1830

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21255

Source:

Print

Author:

Hallam Tennyson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1897

Vol:

1

Page:

50

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 50, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21255, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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