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Record Number: 2287


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Murray, 15 September 1817, on what he perceives to be inferiority of contemporary authors to Pope: 'I am the more confirmed in this - by having lately gone over some of our Classics - particularly Pope ... I took Moore's poems & my own & some others - & went over them side by side with Pope's - and I was really astonished ... and mortified - at the ineffable distance in point of sense - harmony - effect - & even Imagination Passion - & Invention - between the little Queen Anne's Man - & us of the lower Empire ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1817 and 15 Sep 1817

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Venice

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:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alexander Pope

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2287

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1976

Vol:

5

Page:

265

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 5, p. 265, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2287, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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