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Record 1662

Reading Experience:

I remember paying him [Macaulay] a visit in his rose-garden at Campden Hill [...] I was in a hurry to communicate to him my discovery of the magnificent verses in which Juvenal bids observe how the world's two mightiest orators [Cicero and Demosthenes] were brought by their genius and eloquence to a violent and tragic death.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: Between 1838 and 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:George Otto Trevelyan
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1838
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Biographer and politician
Religion: Church of England
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: Juvenal
Title: n/a
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1662  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 2
  Page: 433
  Additional comments: Account by Trevelyan of a visit to Macaulay.

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 2, p. 433,, accessed: 21 May 2024

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