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Record 19574

Reading Experience:

'I found your Poem some days before at Mr Hoare's who has paid his Annual Visit to Bath. Give me full Credit when I assure you that I heard, no inferior or ordinary Judge speak feelingly, warmly and accurately of the Verses. Those on Page 41 are most admired by Ladies who feel tenderly & correctly & indeed, though I have other passages in as high Estimation & indeed higher, I am [underlined twice] not [end underlining] insensible to the Images which those lines Excite'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 25 Mar 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bath
specific address: Mr Hoare's house
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, A Poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Mr Hoare's house


Source Information:

Record ID: 19574  
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: 265
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 265,, accessed: 06 June 2023

Additional comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter to Samuel Rogers. Crabbe had seen the poem in MS and Rogers sent him a copy (which this letter thanks for)



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