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Record Number: 22204


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lang’s French ballads is neatly enough ticked off.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: Apr 1876

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: LONDON
specific address: Savile Club

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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Uncommitted

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Andrew Lang

Title:

French Peasant Songs.

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

May 1876

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

22204

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

173

Additional Comments:

Letter 434, To his Mother, [Late April 1876], Savile Club, London. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. In the foregoing, the material in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22204, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

The Editors’ Note 2 to Letter 434 reads: “The May issue of "Cornhill" contains ‘Forest Notes’ [RLS’s essay], Stephen’s ‘Hours in a Library, No. XII. − Macaulay’, and Lang’s ‘French Peasant Songs’. Lang’s letter can be dated Thursday 27 April.” Neither the Editors’ Note nor RLS’s mention indicates what form the Lang entry took. Did the number contain some actual poems by or translated by Lang or a review of them? Lang’s "Ballads and Lyrics of Old France, with other poems" had been published in London by Longmans & Co. in 1872. The meaning of “neatly enough ticked off” is not clear, but if it was Lang who found the number “most enjoyable” the drift would seem to be that Lang’s poems were satisfactorily dealt with, either as they were presented or in a review of them.

   
   
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