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Record 2004

Reading Experience:

Byron to Francis Hodgson, 4 December 1811: 'I have read Watson to Gibbon. He proves nothing, so I am where I was, verging towards Spinoza ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1811 and 4 Dec 1811
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 Gordon, Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
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: Richard Watson
Title: Apology for Christianity, in a Series of Letters to Edward Gibbon, Esq.
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1776
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2004  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1973
  Vol: 2
  Page: 136
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 2, p. 136,, accessed: 07 February 2023

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