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Record Number: 23800


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'While Darvall was with us this evening, Harry was anxious to show off his reading & so essayed a Piece. He was however so affected by mumps & Stammering, that his heart failed him & he declined to proceed. To please his mamma I read a dialogue with him. This he managed very well & so we read another then Harry was wound up & would have gone on forever, had I not let him gently down. I continued the entertainment by reading "The Execution of Montrose" & was by particular desire reading Byron's "Battle of Waterloo" when my sweet voice was closed by the arrival of Mr Hadley.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

8 Jul 1872

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
location in dwelling: at home

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:

John Buckley Castieau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 May 1831

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

family - wife Polly, son Harry, visitor Darvall


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (Eve of Waterloo)

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

23800

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Buckley Castieau

Title:

Diaries

Location:

National Library of Australia

Call No:

NLA MS 2218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23800, accessed: 23 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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