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Record Number: 2337


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 3 June 1819, from Ferrara: "In looking over the M.S. of Ariosto today -- I found at the bottom of the page after the last stanza of Canto 44, Orlando Furioso ending with the line "'Mi serbo a farsi udie ne l'altro Canto' "the follow[ing] autograph in pencil of Alfieri's 'Vittorio Alfieri vide e venero' / 8 Giugno 1783. --' 'The Librarian told me that Alfieri wrote this marginal note by permission of the Superiors -- and that he himself had seen Alfieri crying for hours over the M.S.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Jun 1783

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ferrara

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:

Count Vittorio Alfieri

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

Italy

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ludovico Ariosto

Title:

Orlando Furioso

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

2337

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:

6

Page:

145

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 6, p. 145, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2337, accessed: 06 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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