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Record Number: 54


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'That time Lord Tennyson was delightful - kind and friendly and full of stories, talking a great deal, and in the best of humours. He read the Funeral Ode to us afterwards, and one or two shorter poems (Blow, Bugles, Blow); and I was so glad and thankful that Cecco should see him so, and have such a bright recollection of him to carry through his life.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

specific address: Farringford

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:

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

5 Aug 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Margaret Oliphant, Francis Romano (Cecco) Oliphant


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Title:

Funeral Ode

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

54

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:

192

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 192, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=54, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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