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Record Number: 2420


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Pope happened to be the first English poet that [Robert] Story discovered, so he provided the template from which the herd-boy minted pastorals "delightfully free from everything connected with rural life".'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Northumberland

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 Story

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

shepherd, then poet

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2420

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

118

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 118, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2420, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See Robert Story, 'Love and Literature'.

   
   
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