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Record Number: 22992


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Hallam Tennyson's account 'Of My Father's Illness': 'Jan.15th. [1889] My father asked Jowett whether his faith in God was more earnest than it had been. He answered, "Yes, certainly." He read my father the fine comparison between the philosopher and the lawyer in the Thaetetus.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

15 Jan 1889

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

Benjamin Jowett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1817

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Master of Balliol College, Oxford

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Alfred Tennyson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Plato

Title:

Thaetetus

Genre:

Classics, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22992

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:

352

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 352, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22992, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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