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Record 13565

Reading Experience:

"Can you find and send to me the last lines of Longfellow's Golden legend, beginning 'It is Lucifer, son of the air,' and so on. 'Since God put him there, he is God's minister for some good end.'"
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 13 Nov 1850 and 14 Jul 1868
Country: Scotland/England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Anstruther
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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: student
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland/England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to mother, Margaret Stevenson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title: The Golden Legend
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13565  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 132
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 132,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:

RLS misquoted the final lines of Longfellow's The Golden Legend.



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