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Record Number: 2345


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I quite agree with you about Leonidas &c. I have greatly enjoyed finding myself a child again over Macaulay's 'Lays'. Castor & Pollux really took away my breath. How beautiful those Lays are!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 6 Feb 1843

Country:

England

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

Lays of Ancient Rome

Genre:

Classics, History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1842

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2345

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Title:

Letter to Caroline Clive, 6 Feb 1843

Location:

Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford

Call No:

MS Whitfield C13

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Letter to Caroline Clive, 6 Feb 1843 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield C13, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2345, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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