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Record 12077

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?I was seized last night with a violent pain in my head (fortunately, just as I had concluded my month?s work), and was immediately ordered as much medicine as would confine an ordinary-sized horse to his stall for a week. Whether it arises from the ?influentials?, or from close application, or from worry, or from the wind cholic, to quote King Arthur, I know not; but this I know-that surely against my will, much to my disappointment, here I am, and in a gloomy and miserable state, here I must remain.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening: Tuesday
Place: city: London
specific address: Furnivals Inn
   
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 Dickens
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist/ Novelist
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Fielding
Title: The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, History
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12077  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1
  Page: 228
  Additional comments: Graham Storey ed. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 228, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12077, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to T.J. Culliford [CD?s maternal great-uncle.] [Note 3: ?In Fielding?s The Tragedy of Tragedies; or, The Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great, I, iii, King Arthur says ?I feel a sudden pain across my breast. | Nor Know I whether it proceed from love | Or the wind cholic.??

 

 

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