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Record Number: 22819


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Miss Ritchie was staying at Farringford when we came back from our foreign [Italian] travels. To her he [Tennyson] dwelt with more pleasure on the row to Desenzano than on almost anything else, and on the associations of Sirmione with Catullus. The long July twlight had at last died away whilst he talked of all he had been seeing, and lights were brought, and I fetched him a volume of Catullus. 'He made Miss Ritchie, who was no Latin scholar, follow the words as he read through some of his favourite poems. His finger moved from word to word, and he dwelt with intense satisfaction on the adequacy of the expression and of the sounds, on the mastery of the proper handling of quantity, and on the perfection of the art.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1880 and 31 Jul 1880

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

county: Isle of Wight
specific address: Farringford

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:

Alfred Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Hallam Tennyson Miss Ritchie


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Catullus

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22819

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:

2

Page:

248

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 248, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22819, accessed: 24 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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