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Record Number: 7322


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?About this time I was delighted by the acquisition of two books, the existence of which, until then, had been unknown to me. One was the second volume of Homer?s "Iliad", translated by Alexander Pope, with notes by Madame Dacier; and the other was a small volume of miscellaneous poems, by John Milton. Homer I read with an absorbed attention which soon enabled me to commit nearly every line to memory.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
county: Lancashire

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:

Samuel Bamford

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Feb 1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

warehouseman (hand loom weaver)

Religion:

n/a

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:

Homer

Title:

Iliad

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2nd volume, translated by Alexander Pope, introduction by Madame Dacier

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7322

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Early Days

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1849

Vol:

n/a

Page:

192-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 192-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7322, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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