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Record Number: 27817


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr Burrow then introduced John Masefield's work setting out the little publicly known of his life following with a short review of his work and a few hints as to the topgraphy of his poems. C.I. Evans then read three short poems "Sea Change", "Cargoes" & "Ships" which well illustrated the poet's love of Ships & the Sea. H.R. Smith read from the earlier part of "Reynard the Fox" illustrating his love of energy the open air & his vivid portraiture of very round human types. This was followed by an interesting discussion on the quality of Masefield's work. H.M. Wallis read a moving passage from Gallipoli. After supper Mrs Reynolds read several short poems of personal feeling Tewkesbury Rd, Beauty, I Went into the Fields, Laugh & be Merry & By a Bierside. To conclude the evening Mr Burrow read the latter portion of "The Everlasting Mercy".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

7 Dec 1923

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Reading
specific address: 'Broomfield'

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:

Florence Reynolds

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1864

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

Members of XII Book Club


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Masefield

Title:

'I Went into the Fields'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

27817

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Howard R. Smith

Title:

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

Location:

Private Collection

Call No:

n/a

Page/Folio:

126-7

Citation:

Howard R. Smith, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)  Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 126-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27817, accessed: 08 August 2022


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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