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Record Number: 7324


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Whilst in Mr W?s employ, I combined my poetic readings at all leisure moments. I procured and read speedily a complete "Iliad" in English. Some of Shakespeare?s works having fallen in my way, I read them with avidity, as I did almost every other book, and though deeply interested by his historical characters and passages, I never either then or since relished his blank verse, or that of any other poet.?

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

complete edition in English

Provenance

borrowed (other)
from work?


Source Information:

Record ID:

7324

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Bamford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Early Days

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1849

Vol:

n/a

Page:

209

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7324, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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