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Record 19568

Reading Experience:

'I have thought of your lines, and will claim your pardon when I suggest another alteration. The boy and the butterfly, though a beautiful, is a common image; and harebells have not only the same objection, but they are so seldom seen in cultivated ground that the name brings the idea of a wood or wild scene. I therefore prefer the boy's pursuit of insects and flowers in general to these particular instances.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Nov 1818
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: Samuel Rogers
Title: Human Life
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: published 1819
Provenance: read in situ
presumably Crabbe had no copy as he says he can't recall specific phrases


Source Information:

Record ID: 19568  
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: 244
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 244,, accessed: 06 June 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter to Samuel Rogers.



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