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Record 11256

Reading Experience:

'On the day in question, I was unable to endure the drawing-room meeting to its close, but, clutching my volume of the Funeral Poets, I made a dash for the garden...Then I opened my book for consolation, and read a great block of pompous verse out of "The Deity", in the midst of which exercise, yielding to the softness of the hot and aromatic air, I fell fast asleep.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jun 1862 and 31 Aug 1862
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Devon
location in dwelling: garden of family home, Devon
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:Edmund Gosse
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1849
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: son of zoological writer
Religion: Plymouth Brethren
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: Samuel Boyse
Title: The Deity
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11256  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edmund Gosse
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Father and Son: a study of two temperments
  Place of Publication: Keele: Ryburn Publishing
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 173
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Edmund Gosse, Father and Son: a study of two temperments (Keele: Ryburn Publishing, 1994), p. 173,, accessed: 08 June 2023

Additional comments:



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