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Record 18347

Reading Experience:

'I am sorry to mention that [Lord Byron's] last poem upon "The Decadence of Bonaparte", is worthy neither his pen nor his muse'.
Century: 1800-1849
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:Princess Caroline Princess of Wales
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 17 May 1768
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Princess of Wales
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Germany
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Title: 'Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18347  
Source - Print  
  Author: 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: 399
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), I, p. 399,, accessed: 21 July 2024

Additional comments:

This poem circulated in MS and was printed under Byron's name in late 1814. Letter from Princess Caroline to Lady Charlotte Bury - date unknown and chronology hard to decipher, but the letter appears after some 1815 entries



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