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Record 19116

Reading Experience:

'I felt rather lonely this Morning at breakfast so I went and unbox'd a Shakspeare - "There's my Comfort".
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Apr 1817
Country: England
Time: morning: At breakfast
Place: city: Southampton
county: Hampshire
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 Keats
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 Oct 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Poet
Religion: Unknown
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: William Shakespeare
Title: unknown
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19116  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Keats
  Editor: Robert Gittings
  Title: John Keats Selected Letters
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 5
  Additional comments: Revised by Jon Mee. Quotation taken from a letter written by John Keats to his brothers George and Tom to inform them of his arrival in Southampton.

Citation: John Keats, Robert Gittings (ed.), John Keats Selected Letters (New York, 2002), p. 5,, accessed: 28 March 2023

Additional comments:

The Shakespearean quotation is identified in an editorial note as "The Tempest" II.ii.56.



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