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Record Number: 8624


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry Chorley, in Memorials of Mrs Hemans (1836): 'after having heard those beautiful stanzas addressed to his sister [composed August 1816] by Lord Byron -- which afterwards appeared in print -- read aloud twice in manuscript, she [Felicia Hemans] repeated them to us, and even wrote them down with a surprising accuracy.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1816 and 31 Dec 1831

Country:

England

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:

Listener:

Felicia Hemans

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Sep 1793

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Stanzas ("My Sister -- my sweet Sister")

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8624

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Susan J. Wolfson

Title:

Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials

Place of Publication:

Princeton

Date of Publication:

2000

Vol:

n/a

Page:

588

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Susan J. Wolfson (ed.), Felicia Hemans: Selected Poems, Letters, Reception Materials (Princeton, 2000), p. 588, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8624, accessed: 19 July 2024


Additional Comments:

Stanzas heard were published 1831.

   
   
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