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Record 20354

Reading Experience:

'By the way do you like Maud. I cannot say I do. It strikes me that if John Smith or Bill Jones had written it, they would have been put into an asylum. There are only those two parts beginning "Oh that it were possible" and "I have lead her home, my love, my only friend" that are not like ravings of a lunatic it strikes me, and yet my friends the Sellars say they admire it more than anything he has written [...] By the way I admire Whittier very much, and am very grateful to you for introducing him to me.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jul 1855 and 20 Jan 1858
Country: Scotland
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:Emily De Quincey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1833
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: part-time secretary for her father, Thomas De Quincey
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Thomas De Quincey's daughter


Text Being Read:

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20354  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Willard Hallam Bonner
  Title: De Quincey at Work
  Place of Publication: Buffalo, NY
  Date of Publication: 1936
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 33-34
  Additional comments: Letter from Emily De Quincey to her father's American publisher James T. Fields dated January 20, 1858.

Citation: Willard Hallam Bonner (ed.), De Quincey at Work (Buffalo, NY, 1936), p. 33-34,, accessed: 31 March 2023

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