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Record 19493

Reading Experience:

'I derived a three fold Pleasure from the Receipt of Rokeby, first from the book itself, the Article, the thing sold and bought, & for this I know how much I am indebted [;] not so for the 2d part of the favour, the Pleasure of the perusal, nor for the 3d, the Honour of the present: but in more direct terms my dear Sir I do sincerely & heartily thank you & I beg of you likewise to accept the Thanks of my Household Mrs Crabbe & her Sons'. [Crabbe goes on to say how 'we had scarsely gratified our own Curiosity' when petitions from villagers to borrow the boook began]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 5 Mar 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Grantham
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:George Crabbe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Dec 1754
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman and poet
Religion: Christian
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: Walter Scott
Title: Rokeby
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
present from Scott


Source Information:

Record ID: 19493  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Crabbe
  Editor: Thomas Faulkner
  Title: Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 99
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 99,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to Walter Scott



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