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Record 22034

Reading Experience:

From William Allingham's 'Reminiscences' of Tennyson (1863-64): 'Oct. 4th [1863] I walked over alone to Farringford [...] Tennyson at luncheon [...]we went down and walked about the grounds [...] We went down the garden [...] and so to the farmyard. "Have you a particular feeling about a farmyard?" he asked, "a special delight in it? I have. The first time I read Shakespeare was on a hay-stack, Othello. I said, 'This man's over-rated.' Boys can't understand Shakespeare."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 6 Aug 1809 and 6 Aug 1827
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On farmyard haystack
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:Alfred Tennyson
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
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: William Shakespeare
Title: Othello
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22034  
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: 513
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 1, p. 513,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:



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