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Record Number: 24142


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 14-18 October 1793: 'I copied these four lines from the hospital at Reading {Aye whose hours exempt from sorrow flow {Behold the seat of Pain of Want & Woe {Think whilst your hands the intreated alms extend {That what to us ye give to God ye lend.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 18 Oct 1793

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading
other location: Hospital

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:

anon

Title:

[lines at the Hospital in Reading]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

24142

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 60. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 21 April 2009. ,

Citation:

"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 60. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 21 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24142, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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