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Record 2079

Reading Experience:

In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 17 November 1813, on his and Lady Oxford's shared enthusiasm for Lucretius: '[Lady Oxford] is an adept in the text of the original (which I like too); and when that booby Bus[by] sent his translating prospectus, she subscribed. But, the devil prompting him to add a specimen, she transmitted to him a subsequent answer, saying that, "after perusing it, her conscience would not permit her to remain on the list of subscribers."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Lady Oxford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Aristocrat and political hostess
Religion: Christian
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: Lucretius
Title: unknown
Genre: Classics, Poetry, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2079  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 3
  Page: 210-11
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon, Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 210-11,, accessed: 07 February 2023

Additional comments:



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