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Record Number: 9479


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Extracted by G. C. Moore Smith from J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, "Memoranda on the Tragedy of Hamlet"(1879): 'There was once in existence a copy of Speght's edition of Chaucer, 1598, with manuscript notes by Gabriel Harvey, one of those notes being in the following terms: -- "The younger sort take much delight in Shakespear's Venus and Adonis, but his Lucrece and his tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark have it in them to please the wiser sort."'

Century:

1500-1599, 1600-1699

Date:

unknown

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:

Reader:

Gabriel Harvey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1545

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Geoffrey Chaucer

Title:

Works

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Speght, 1598

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9479

Source:

Print

Author:

Gabriel Harvey

Editor:

G. C. Moore Smith

Title:

Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia

Place of Publication:

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

viii

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gabriel Harvey, G. C. Moore Smith (ed.), Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia (Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1913), p. viii, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9479, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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