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Record 19508

Reading Experience:

'I will not mention my own nor my son's Judgment upon the Poem, which in spite of my Prohibition he stole for a solitary Perusal and came boasting, at the End of the first Book of the Discovery he made there in those admirable Verses but he soon found that he had no peculiar Discernment.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Jun 1815
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Trowbridge
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 Crabbe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1787
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: curate
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: son of the poet


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Lord of the Isles, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from his father


Source Information:

Record ID: 19508  
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: 180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 180,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:

Assistant editor, Rhonda Blair. Letter to Walter Scott. It seems likely that it was this son, not George Junior, as he was his father's curate and lived in the rectory at Trowbridge.



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