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Record 18193

Reading Experience:

[Following transcription of two substantial paragraphs, in which Leigh Hunt describes Coleridge] '[this] is all I can take the trouble to quote from Leigh Hunt's memoirs vol 2 page 223, supposing I should want to cook this up again somewhere. L.H. was our spiritual grandfather, a free man [...] These free, vigorous spirits advance the world, & when one lights on them in the strange waste of the past one says Ah you're my sort -- a great compliment.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 13 Aug 1921
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:Virginia Woolf
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jan 1882
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: agnostic
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: Leigh Hunt
Title: The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 3 vols, 1850
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18193  
Source - Print  
  Author: Virginia Woolf
  Editor: Anne Olivier Bell
  Title: The Diary of Virginia Woolf
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 2
  Page: 129-130
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf (London, 1978), 2, p. 129-130,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Passages quoted by Woolf are from Chapter XVI of text ('Keats, Lamb, and Coleridge').



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