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Record Number: 3034


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

What matters it to me if Young was an ambitious man or not? He wrote what I feel; and tho' not his wishes, his words would often have been mine, if heaven had endowed me withsuch giant-powers of speech. Were ever lines more beautiful than the first five of the first night? Shakespeare might have written them. What a description of night! Less beautiful than Milton's so celebrated descrip- -tion of evening (book 4), but moresublime? [quotes from 'Night One'and 'Night two']... I wished I had marked all, or half, my favourite passages- they would shew you a mind fond of deep thought- a haughty spirit unyielding to the storms of time and circumstance - a heart when lulled in Friendship's lap. perhaps as warmly gentle as your own.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

10 Jul 1824

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:

Anne Lister

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

3 Apr 1791

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

inherited land and industrial property at Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorks. [inherits 1824]

Religion:

n/a

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:

Edward Young

Title:

The Complaint: Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3034

Source:

Print

Author:

M Green

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Spirited Yorkshirewoman

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1939

Vol:

n/a

Page:

193

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

M Green, A Spirited Yorkshirewoman (1939), p. 193, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3034, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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