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Record Number: 5528


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He [Macaulay] was so fired up with reading Scott?s "Lay" and "Marmion", the former of which he got entirely, and the latter almost entirely, by heart, merely from his delight in reading them, that he determined on writing himself a poem in six cantos which he called the "Battle of Cheviot"'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 25 Oct 1800 and Sep 1808

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Clapham

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:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Oct 1800

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Historian / critic

Religion:

Christian

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Lay of the Last Minstrel

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5528

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Editor:

George Otto Trevelyan

Title:

Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

n/a

Page:

28

Additional Comments:

Letter from Macaulay?s mother, dated September 1808

Citation:

Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5528, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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