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Record Number: 4107


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?But Lord Byron ? he must write with great ease and rapidity.? ?That I don?t know. I could never finish the perusal of any of his long poems. There is something in them excessively at variance with my notions of poetry. He is too fond of the obsolete? It is a sort of a mixed mode, neither old nor new, but incessantly hovering between both.? ?What do you think of Childe Harold?? ?I do not know what to think of it; nor can I give you definitely my reasons for disliking his poems generally.?

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

Ireland

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:

Charles Maturin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1782

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Curate

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1812

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4107

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Robert Maturin

Editor:

n/a

Title:

New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1827

Vol:

XIX

Page:

408

Additional Comments:

"Conversations with Maturin n. 1" (writer is anonymous)

Citation:

Charles Robert Maturin, New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XIX, p. 408, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4107, accessed: 01 April 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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