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Record Number: 27110


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

John Murray to Walter Scott, 27 June 1812: 'I cannot refrain [...] from mentioning to you a conversation which Lord Byron had with H. R. H. the Prince Regent, and of which you formed the leading subject. He was at an evening party at Miss Johnson's this week, when the Prince, hearing that Lord Byron was present, expressed a desire to be introduced to him; and for more than half an hour they conversed on poetry and poets [...] the Prince's great delight was Walter Scott, whose name and writings he dwelt upon and recurred to incessantly. He preferred him far beyond any other poet of the time, repeated several passages with fervour, and criticized them faithfully. He spoke chiefly of the "Lay of the Last Minstrel," which he expressed himself as admiring most of the three poems.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1805 and 27 Jun 1812

Country:

n/a

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 Prince of Wales

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Prince Regent

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Genre:

Fiction, History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1805

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27110

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

1

Page:

213

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 213, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27110, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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