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Record 2021

Reading Experience:

Byron to Lady Melbourne, 18 October 1812, on writing by Annabella Milbanke that she has forwarded to him: '... the specimen you send me is more favourable to her talents than her discernment, & much too indulgent to the subject she has chosen ... but you have not sent me the whole (I imagine) by the abruptness of both beginning & end ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1812 and 18 Oct 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: 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: Annabella Milbanke
Title: [biography]
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
sent by Lady Melbourne


Source Information:

Record ID: 2021  
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: 229
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 2, p. 229,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:

Marchand conjectures "specimen" to be Annabella Milbanke's unfinished "Character" of Byron (begun 8 October 1812); see p.229 n.1.



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