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Record 162

Reading Experience:

'Thursday 16 sept 1824. Had a visit from my friend Henderson of Milton who brought 'Don Juan' in his Pocket' [He] 'advisd me to raed 'Don Juan'we talkd about books & flowers & butterflyes till noon& then he discanted on Don Juan [...] I think a good deal of his opinion & shall read it when I am able. 'Friday 17 Sept Began Don Juan 2 verses of the Shipwreck very fine & the character of Haideeisthe best I have yet met...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 17 Sep 1824
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
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:John Clare
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Jul 1793
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: poet/ natural history author
Religion: Church of England/ Methodist
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: Byron
Title: Don Juan
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1819 [Clare's own edition is 1823]
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 162  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Clare
  Editor: Margaret Grainger
  Title: The Natural History Prose Writings
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 178
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Clare, Margaret Grainger (ed.), The Natural History Prose Writings (Oxford, 1983), p. 178,, accessed: 07 December 2023

Additional comments:



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