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Record 1248

Reading Experience:

As I have no people to tell you of, so have I very few books, and know nothing of what is stirring in the literary world. I have read the Life of Arnold of Rugby, who was a noble fellow; and the letters of Burke, which do not add to, or detract from, what I knew and liked in him before. I am meditating to begin Thucydides one day; perhaps this winter. . .
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 20 Sep 1842 and 8 Dec 1844
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Woodbridge
specific address: Boulge
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:Edward Fitzgerald
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 Mar 1809
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Poet and translator
Religion: n/a
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: Edmund Burke
Title: Letters
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1248  
Source - Print  
  Author: Edward Fitzgerald
  Editor: William Aldis Wright
  Title: Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes
  Place of Publication: London & New York
  Date of Publication: 1894, repr. 1901
  Vol: 1
  Page: 181-82
  Additional comments: Edward FitzGerald to F. Tennyson (written from Boulge, Woodbridge), 8th December 1844

Citation: Edward Fitzgerald, William Aldis Wright (ed.), Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes (London & New York, 1894, repr. 1901), 1, p. 181-82,, accessed: 17 June 2024

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