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Record 10397

Reading Experience:

'When Wordsworth was then spoken of as a great poet, the ordinary question was, "Why is he not more popular?" The process through which public opinion gradually turns from an ephemeral popularity, permanently to repose upon works of imagination that are not extravagent stimulants, is admirably illustrated by his own experience. I remember distinctly, when "Lalla Rookh" first came out, I read it through at one sitting. To say I was delighted with it is a poor word for my feelings; I was transported out of myself-entranced or what you will.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: unknown
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:Charles Knight
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1791
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: publisher/editor
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Moore
Title: Lalla Rookh
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10397  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Knight
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Passages of a working life: During half a century with a prelude of early remininscences
  Place of Publication: Shannon, Ireland
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 1
  Page: 289
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Knight, Passages of a working life: During half a century with a prelude of early remininscences (Shannon, Ireland, 1971), 1, p. 289,, accessed: 24 June 2024

Additional comments:

At the time of reading he was talking of 'The Etonian' but he did not categorically state where he read this piece of poetry.



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