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Record Number: 22313


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Here I am, here. And very well too. And I read your hymn, which is a very good hymn. And I was delighted with how you patted Pater on the back and promised him some cake if he kept a good little boy till the holidays.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Jun 1876

Country:

unknown

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:

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

‘A Greek Hymn’.

Genre:

Classics, Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Translation and commentary on the Homeric Hymn to Demeter.

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In the June 1876 issue of the "Cornhill Magazine".

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22313

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:

174

Additional Comments:

Letter 435, To Sidney Colvin, [Early June 1876], Swanston. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing 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. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22313, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

On p. 174, the Editors’ Note 2 to Letter 435 reads: “In the June "Cornhill", under the title ‘A Greek Hymn’, Colvin published a translation of the Homeric Hymn to Demeter. In his commentary he praised the ‘accustomed charm of thought and style’ of Pater’s article ‘The Myth of Demeter and Persephone’ in the January and February issues of the "Fortnightly".

   
   
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