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Record Number: 22553


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Oddly, I remember little of what must have been read to us in the 'poetry' lessons. Apart from a fragment or two of strictly abbreviated nursery rhymes, there was the fact that Young Lochinvar came out of the west, and through all the wide Border his steed was the best. If anyone suggested just where in the west Young Lochinvar came out of, I don't recall it. As we were children in a Cornish school, I had a hazy notion that it might have been Penzance, or possibly Land's End. Then there were the lines of Tennyson: The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy ummits old in story.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 24 Aug 1921 and 24 Aug 1928

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Launceston
county: Cornwall
other location: elementary school

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:

Listener:

Charles Causley

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Aug 1917

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

laterf poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

school class


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Lochinvar

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID:

22553

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Harry Chambers

Title:

Causley at Seventy

Place of Publication:

Calstock

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

99

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harry Chambers (ed.), Causley at Seventy (Calstock, 1987), p. 99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22553, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

source: essay 'A Kitchen in the Morning' by Charles Causley

   
   
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