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Record 21216

Reading Experience:

Transcribed by E. M. Forster in his Commonplace Book (1944): 'On Hydon's top there is a cup And in that cup there is a drop Take up the cup and drink the drop And place the cup on Hydon's top.' Forster notes underneath: 'Local rhyme quoted in Murrays Guide to Surrey.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 1 Jan 1944 and 31 Dec 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:

Title: A Handbook for Travellers in Surrey, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 4th ed., revised, published by John Murray, 1888
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 21216  
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: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes: 'Forster possessed a copy of this [text] bought by his aunt Laura Forster in 1897,' also noting that rhyme quoted appears on p.178 in text; see p.331 in source.



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