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Record Number: 27437


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Secy. (who was absent) has received the folowiing summary from R.B. Graham. a) C.I. Evans read a paper on Ben Jonson, by the request of the committee, 'Short & suggestive'. It fulfilled both these requisites & was also interesting. b) Short poems were illustrated by H. Marriage Wallis & R.B.Graham c) Miss Bowman Smith sang 'Drink to me only' d) Mrs Smith dealt with the proverbial sayings e) Miss R. Wallis gave a lively & lucid description of the play 'A Tale of a Tub'. This deals with the affairs of a fetching but impartial damsel yclept Audrey Turfe whose matrimonial adventures form a complicated & amusing plot f) Miss Bowman Smith sang 'Have you seen but the white lily grow?' (The Devil's an Ass)

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Until: 18 Nov 1920

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Reading

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 Evans

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1870

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Quaker or associated with the Friends

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:

Ben Jonson

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

27437

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Ernest E. Unwin

Title:

XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

80-81

Citation:

Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 80-81, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27437, accessed: 01 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/contacts.php).

   
   
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