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Record 168

Reading Experience:

'The rainy morning has kept me at home & I have amused myself heartily sitting under Waltons Sycamore tree hearing him discourse of fish ponds & fishing. What a delightful book it is the best English Pastoral
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 8 Sep 1824
Country: England
Time: morning
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: C of E/ 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: Izaak Walton
Title: The Complete Angler
Genre: Sport / Leisure, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1822
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 168  
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: 173-174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Clare, Margaret Grainger (ed.), The Natural History Prose Writings (Oxford, 1983), p. 173-174,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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