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Record Number: 3724


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Suddenly he [William Edmonstoune Ayton] burst forth without any warning with "Come hither Evan Cameron" - and repeated the poem to us.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1859

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

city: Edinburgh

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

William Edmonstoune Ayton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1813

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Lawyer and poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Margaret Oliphant and others


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Edmonstoune Ayton

Title:

The Execution of Montrose

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Published Sept 1844 in Blackwood's Magazine

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3724

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Elisabeth Jay

Title:

The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Ontario

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

137

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 137, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3724, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The reaction on the part of the listeners was stifled laughter.

   
   
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