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Record 10936

Reading Experience:

'I have not yet finished "Joan of Arc". Near 500 lines at the beginning of the 2d book were supplied by S.T. Coleridge. These appear to me to be the worst I have ever read. Who would suppose that the following sentence is in blank verse. Fancy - Peopling air by absence [to] teach my self-control & c. In contrast to the above I will transcribe one of the most beautiful passages speaking of the death of a common soldier of unrecorded name.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 4 Jun 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice at Hadfield & Co, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Religion: Presbyterian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Southey
Title: Joan of Arc, An Epic Poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10936  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: ADD MSS 24879
  Page/folio: 47

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. ADD MSS 24879, p. 47,, accessed: 30 March 2023

Additional comments:



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