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Record Number: 22031


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Aubrey De Vere on his first 'acquaintance' with Tennyson's Poems, Chiefly Lyrical: 'I remember most of them by heart still. Day after day my sister and I used to read them as we drove up and down the "close green ways" of our woods. Our pony soon detected our abstracted mood. Several times he nearly upset us down a bank; and often choosing his path according to his private judgement, stood still with his head hanging over a gate.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1834

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Limerick
specific address: Curragh Chase
other location: Driving through private wood

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:

Reading Group:

Aubrey de Vere and sister

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1832

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22031

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:

503

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 503, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22031, accessed: 20 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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