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Record Number: 3667


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter H. 39 - (12/10/1856) - "I don't know when I read a poem, since a boy I first read "The Assyrian came down" - which has given me such intense pleasure as the "Burden of Nineveh" in No. 8 of Oxford & Cambridge."

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively

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:

John Ruskin

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer and art critic

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Probably Britain, but reader travelled extensively

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Title:

The Destruction of Sennacherib

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3667

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Virginia Surtees

Title:

Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

189-190

Additional Comments:

From the editor's footnote: Ruskin greatly admired Byron's poetry; the quotations are from Destruction of Sennacherib. From letter to Ellen Heaton (12/10/1856).

Citation:

John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Elle Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 189-190, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3667, accessed: 01 April 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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