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Record 19498

Reading Experience:

'[Crabbe relates how he has had a letter from a Lady who] 'enjoins and adjures me to go instantly & climb the Mountains & penetrate the Defiles & in short embue my Mind with the grand northern Scenery that they may appear in my beautiful and ---- now if this anonymous Lady had read the "Lay" or any one of the four finest descriptive poems & of that very Scenery in our Language, with what kind of Taste & Judgment could she so call upon me & if she have not read them, she had only to enquire of the first reading Friend she met, but thus People judge, if a Man has acquired the Knack of painting a Tinkers Hov[el] how admirably would he describe the ruins of Balbu'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 5 Mar 1813
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: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: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19498  
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: 101
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 101,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to Walter Scott



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