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Byron to John Murray, acknowledging receipt of parcel of books and letters from Christian well-wishers, 14 September 1812, including Granville Penn, "The Bioscope, or Dial of Life Explained": ;The "Bioscope" contained an M.S.S. copy of very excellent verses, from whom I know not, but evidently the composition of some one in the habit of writing & of writing well, I do not know if he be ye. author of the "Bioscope" which accompanied them, but whoevever he is if you can discover hiim, thank him from me most heartily.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1812 and 30 Sep 1812
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Cheltenham
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: n/a
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: anon
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
enclosed in copy of Granville Penn, The Bioscope (2nd edn, 1812)


Source Information:

Record ID: 2016  
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: 196-97
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 2, p. 196-97,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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