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Record 2117

Reading Experience:

Byron's Journal (14 November 1813-19 April 1814), 15 March 1814: 'As [Richard] Sharpe was passing by the doors of some Debating Society (the Westminster Forum), in his way to dinner, he saw rubricked on the walls Scott's name and mine -"Which was the better poet?" being the question of the evening ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Mar 1814
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:Richard Sharp
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1759
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Hat-manufacturer
Religion: unknown
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: unknown
Title: [poster advertising a debate on Byron and Scott]
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2117  
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: 250
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1974), 3, p. 250,, accessed: 16 April 2024

Additional comments:



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