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Record 2163

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Murray, 26 April 1814, on work (about abdication of Napoleon) sent to him to read: 'I have no guess at your Author but it is a noble poem ... I suppose I may keep this copy -- after reading it I really regret having written my own ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1814 and 26 Apr 1814
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:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
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: Stratford Canning
Title: Bonaparte
Genre: History, Poetry, Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 2163  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1975
  Vol: 4
  Page: 106
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1975), 4, p. 106,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

See note on p.106 in source on poem's author.



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