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Record 22020

Reading Experience:

Herbert Spencer to Alfred Tennyson [1855]: 'I happened recently to be re-reading your Poem "The Two Voices," and coming to the verse 'Or if thro' lower lives I came -- Tho' all experience past became Consolidate in mind and frame -- 'it occurred to me that you might like to glance through a book which applies to the elucidation of mental science, the hypothesis to which you refer. I therefore beg your acceptance of Psychology which I send by this post.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1855 and 31 Dec 1855
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:Herbert Spencer
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1820
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Scientist / 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: Alfred Tennyson
Title: The Two Voices
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22020  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hallam Tennyson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1897
  Vol: 1
  Page: 411
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 411,, accessed: 01 July 2022

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