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Record 12085

Reading Experience:

?Just as the boat was leaving Dover, a breathless Bots put a letter from town, and ?The Examiner? into my hands, the latter of which, I verily believe preserved me from that dismal extremity of qualmishness into which I am accustomed to sink when I have ?the blue above and the blue below?. I have always thought that the ?silence wheresoe?er I go? is a beautiful touch of Barry Cornwall?s (otherwise Procter) descriptive of the depression produced by sea-voyaging. I know it?s remarkably silent wherever I go, when I?m on the briny.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Jul 1837
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Calais
specific address: Hotel Rignolle
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 Adult (18-100+)
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: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: B.W. Proctor
Title: 'The Sea'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book, Unknown
Publication details: B.W. Procter?s ?The Sea? in his English Songs, 1832.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12085  
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: 280
  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. 280,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to John Forster.



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