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Record 2098

Reading Experience:

In Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 5 December 1813, on pleasure at learning of his works' popularity in the USA: "The greatest pleasure I ever derived, of this kind, was from an extract, in Cooke the actor's life, from his journal, saying that in the reading-room of Albany, near Washington, he perused English Bards and Scotch Reviewers."
Date: Between 1809 and 1812
Country: USA
Time: n/a
Place: city: Albany
other location: reading room
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 Frederick Cooke
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1756
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Actor
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: USA
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1809
Provenance: read in situ
in reading room


Source Information:

Record ID: 2098  
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: 229-30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 229-30,, accessed: 18 July 2024

Additional comments:



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