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Record 21063

Reading Experience:

Passages transcribed into E. M. Forster, Commonplace Book (1937) include extract from Cowley's Essay No. 5 ('The Garden'), dedicated to John Evelyn, and opening: 'I never had any other Desire so strong, and so like to Covetousness as that one which I have had always. That I might be Master at last of a small House and a large Garden, with very modern Conveniencies joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my Life to the Culture of them and the study of Nature.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1937 and 31 Dec 1937
Country: n/a
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: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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Abraham Cowley
Title: Essay no. 5 ('The Garden')
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Autobiog / Diary, Philosophy, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Source ed. cites Abraham Cowley, The Essays and Other Prose Writings, ed. Alfred B. Gough (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1915) p.168
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21063  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 106,, accessed: 05 June 2023

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