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Record Number: 21440


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Aubrey de Vere on Tennyson's second visit to Ireland, as his guest, during 1848: 'In the evenings he had vocal music from Lady de Vere and her sister, and Sonatas of Mozart and Beethoven played by my eldest brother [...] Later, he read poetry to us with a voice that doubled its power, commonly choosing pathetic pieces; and on one occasion after finishing "A Sorrowful Tale" by Crabbe, glanced round reproachfully and said, "I do not see that any of you are weeping!"'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1848 and 31 Dec 1848

Country:

Ireland

Time

evening

Place:

city: Kilcornan
county: Limerick
specific address: Curragh Chase

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

Aubrey de Vere (probably: Lady de Vere; Caroline Standish)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Crabbe

Title:

'A Sorrowful Tale'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21440

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:

288

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 288, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21440, accessed: 27 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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