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Record 21215

Reading Experience:

Noted by E. M. Forster in his Commonplace Book (1944), beside quoted lines 'Thought shall be the harder / Heart the keener / Mood shall be the more / As our might lessens': 'The Lay of the Battle of Malden [sic] (date --) quoted by Arnold Toynbee on the title page of his History. Again the bombers whirr (14-3-44) as I transcribe it.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 14 Mar 1944
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: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:

Author: Arnold Toynbee
Title: A Study of History (vol I)
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 12 vols; vol I published 1934.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21215  
Source - Print  
  Author: E. M. Forster
  Editor: Philip Gardner
  Title: Commonplace Book
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1985
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 163
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: E. M. Forster, Philip Gardner (ed.), Commonplace Book (London, 1985), p. 163,, accessed: 03 June 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from The Lay of the Battle of Maldon appears as epigraph on title-page of text.



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