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Record 18293

Reading Experience:

'I received Walter Scott's Rokeby. I gazed at it with a transport of impatience, and began reading it in bed. I am already in the first canto: - my soul has glowed with what he justly terms "the art unteachable". My veins have thrilled; my heart has throbbed; my eyes have filled with tears - during its perusal. The poet who can thus master the passions to do his bidding, must be indeed a poet'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 2 Dec 1812 and 6 Feb 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: in bed
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:Charlotte Bury
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 18 Feb 1775
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: lady in waiting
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Rokeby
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18293  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Bury
  Editor: A. Francis Steuart
  Title: Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: I
  Page: 115
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), I, p. 115,, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:



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