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Record Number: 2616


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron's "Dictionary" (journal), 1 May 1821: 'The moment I could read -- my grand passion was history ... I was particularly taken with the battle near the Lake Regillus in the Roman History -- put into my hands the first.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

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:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

child; later poet

Religion:

Agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Roman History

Genre:

Classics, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2616

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

8

Page:

108

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1978), 8, p. 108, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2616, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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