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Record Number: 23338


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From F. T. Palgrave's 'Personal Recollections' of Tennyson: '[William Gifford] [...], meeting Tennyson for the first time, ventured to remark on the truth of [Locksley Hall] [...] to Arabian sentiment and manner [...] Tennyson [...] told us that "Locksley Hall" had, in fact, been "suggested by reading Sir William Jones' prose translation of the old Arabian Moallakat": a famous collection from the work of pre-Mahommedan poets.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

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:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Moallakat

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

In prose translation by Sir William Jones

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23338

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:

491

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 491, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23338, accessed: 27 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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