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Record 22031

Reading Experience:

Aubrey De Vere on his first 'acquaintance' with Tennyson's Poems, Chiefly Lyrical: 'I remember most of them by heart still. Day after day my sister and I used to read them as we drove up and down the "close green ways" of our woods. Our pony soon detected our abstracted mood. Several times he nearly upset us down a bank; and often choosing his path according to his private judgement, stood still with his head hanging over a gate.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1832 and 31 Dec 1834
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Limerick
specific address: Curragh Chase
other location: Driving through private wood
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:

Reading Group:Aubrey de Vere and sister
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Poems, Chiefly Lyrical
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1832
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22031  
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: 503
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 503,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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