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Record Number: 2652


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron's "Detached Thoughts" (15 October 1821-18 May 1822), on R. B. Sheridan, 15 October 1821: 'One day I saw him take up his own "Monody on Garrick". -- He lighted upon the dedication to the Dowager Lady Spencer -- on seeing it he flew into a rage -- exclaimed "that it must be a forgery -- that he had never dedicated anything of his to such a d-- --d canting b-- --h &c. &c. &c." and so went on for half an hour ...'

Century:

Date:

unknown

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:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

30 Oct 1751

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/politician

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Title:

Monody on Garrick

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2652

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1979

Vol:

9

Page:

15

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1979), 9, p. 15, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2652, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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