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Record 1253

Reading Experience:

'Some one by chance read out to me the other day at the seaside your account of poor old Naseby Village from Cromwell, quoted in Knight?s "Half Hours, etc." It is now twelve years ago, at this very season, I was ransacking for you; you promising to come down, and never coming. I hope very much you are soon going to give us something: else Jerrold and Tupper carry all before them.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1854 and 8 Oct 1854
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: near Woodbridge
other location: at the seaside
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

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: Charles Knight
Title: Half Hours with the Best Authors
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: The selection being read was by Thomas Carlyle, on Naseby Village
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1253  
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: 295
  Additional comments: Edward FitzGerald to T. Carlyle (written from The Rectory, Bredfield, Woodbridge), Saturday 14th October 1854

Citation: Edward Fitzgerald, William Aldis Wright (ed.), Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes (London & New York, 1894, repr. 1901), 1, p. 295,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Fitzgerald does not identify the reader of the text.



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