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Record 2041

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Galt, 8 June 1813: 'I have to thank you for a most agreeable present [apparently a copy of his Letters from the Levant] ... I wish you had given us more ... no one has yet treated the subject in so pleasing a manner. - If there is any page where your readers may be inclined to think you have said too much - it will probably be that in which you have honoured me with a notice far too favourable ... I know nothing more attractive in poetry than your description of the Romaika [dance] ... thank you for a volume on Greece - which has not yet been equalled - & will with difficulty be surpassed.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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: John Galt
Title: Letters from the Levant
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1813
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2041  
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: 3
  Page: 57-58
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1973), 3, p. 57-58,, accessed: 29 November 2023

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