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Record Number: 25064


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, c. 12 June 1796: 'Have you read Fawcetts Art of War? with all the faults of Young it possesses more beauties — & is in many parts — in my opinion — excellent.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1796 and 12 Jun 1796

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:

Edward Young

Title:

The Complaint, or, Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, and Immortality

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25064

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 159. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 28 April 2009. ,

Citation:

"The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 159. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 28 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25064, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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