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Record 20832

Reading Experience:

Transcribed in E. M. Forster's Commonplace Book for 1927: 'I love me, I love me, I'm wild about myself, I love me, I love me, my picture's on the shelf, You may not think I look so good but me thinks I'm just fine It's grand when I look in my eye and knows that I'm all mine. 'Oh I love me and I love me and my love doesn't bore Day by day in every way I love me more and more I takes me to a quiet place I puts my arms around my waist If I gets fresh I slap my face, I'm wild about myself. '[noted by Forster underneath] -- From a song book seen in a pub at Castle Acre.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1927 and 31 Dec 1927
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Castle Acre
county: Norfolk
other location: Public house
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:Edward Morgan Forster
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1879
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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:

Title: 'I love me' (song lyric)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 20832  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 34
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 34,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:



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