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Record Number: 24084


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 6 December 1792: 'I have been reading Eheu fugaces & your translation this moment together. the three last stanzas are certainly best but altogether it is in my opinion very good — tho ‘th’unpardoning God’ I do not like the epithet is rather prosaic — (you see I will point out what appears to me as faulty) a better may easily be found. & now as I have picked your bone take mine to pick cum notis Sancti Basilii.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

6 Dec 1792

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:

Robert Southey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Horace

Title:

Odes, 2:14

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

24084

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 34. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009.,

Citation:

"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 34. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24084, accessed: 22 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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