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Record Number: 24195


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Wilson Croker to Mr Justice Jackson, 4 December 1856: 'I am pretty sure that the first eclogue and the first book of the Aeneid were all of Virgil that I translated [while of school age]. Pope's Homer I had by heart. The old Lord Shannon had given me one when my father once took me (aet. 10) to Castle Martyr. I dare say I knew of no translation of Virgil, and, stimulated by the example of Mr. Pope, was resolved to fill up that chasm in English literature.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 20 Dec 1790 and 20 Dec 1798

Country:

Ireland

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:

John Wilson Croker

Age:

n/a

Gender:

n/a

Date of Birth:

20 Dec 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Pupil at Portarlington School

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alexander Pope

Title:

translations from Homer

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

24195

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Louis L. Jennings

Title:

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1884

Vol:

1

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S. (London, 1884), 1, p. 5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24195, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

Not clear whether either/both Pope's translations of Odyssey or/and Iliad read.

   
   
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