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Record 10174

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Item transcribed into a commonplace book]: [Title] 'Long ago!'; [Text] 'Long ago!` Oh long ago!/ Do not these words recall past years?/ And scarcely knowing why they flow/ Bring to the eye unbidden tears?/ ...' [total = 4 x 8 line verses]
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1871
Country: n/a
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: Anon
Age Unknown
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth 1787
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: The one item in the commonplace book which is clearly in a different hand

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Long ago!
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10174  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: n/a
  Title: Recueil
  Location: Dunimarle Library at Duff House
  Call no: DH LIB 2024
  Page/folio: Item 58

Citation: Anon, Recueil Dunimarle Library at Duff House, p. DH LIB 2024, p. Item 58, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10174, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

A commonplace book containing 69 items, mainly in one hand. On the basis of writing style, nature of contents, dates of entries (1827-1871) and of the material selected (mainly poets from the late 18th to mid-19th century), and the watermark date (1810), the most likely identity of the main hand is Magdalene Sharpe-Erskine, the youngest child of the main generation who collected the Dunimarle Library. Fourteen of the items are exclusively or mainly prose, the rest are poetry. Most are in English. About half the items are given, by the complier, as anonymous and about a third have no title. In each case some 6 have been identified from other sources.

 

 

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