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Record Number: 22007


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Benjamin Jowett to Alfred Tennyson, 17 July 1859: 'Thank you many times for your last: I have read it through with the greatest delight, the "Maid of Astolat" twice over, and it rings in my ears. "The Lily Maid" seems to me the fairest, purest, sweetest love-poem in the English language [...] It moves me like the love of Juliet in Shakespeare'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1859 and 17 Jul 1859

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:

Benjamin Jowett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1817

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Regius Professor of Greek, Oxford

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

The Lily Maid

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22007

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:

448

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by his Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 448, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22007, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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