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Record Number: 2653


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron's "Detached Thoughts" (15 October 1821-18 May 1822), 15 October 1821: 'At the Opposition Meeting of the peers in 1812 at Lord Grenville's -- when Ld. Grey and he read to us the correspondence upon Moira's negotiation -- I sate next to the present Duke of Grafton -- when it was over -- I turned to him -- & said "What is to be done next?" -- "Wake the Duke of Norfolk["] (who was snoring away near us) replied he ...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1812 and 31 Dec 1812

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:

Charles 2nd Earl Grey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Mar 1764

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

politician

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Lord Grenville George Gordon, Lord Byron George Henry Fitzroy


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Correspondence re Francis Rawdon Hastings, second Earl of Moira

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: LetterUnknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2653

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:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1979), 9, p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2653, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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