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Record 22553

Reading Experience:

'Oddly, I remember little of what must have been read to us in the 'poetry' lessons. Apart from a fragment or two of strictly abbreviated nursery rhymes, there was the fact that Young Lochinvar came out of the west, and through all the wide Border his steed was the best. If anyone suggested just where in the west Young Lochinvar came out of, I don't recall it. As we were children in a Cornish school, I had a hazy notion that it might have been Penzance, or possibly Land's End. Then there were the lines of Tennyson: The splendour falls on castle walls And snowy ummits old in story.'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: Between 24 Aug 1921 and 24 Aug 1928
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Launceston
county: Cornwall
other location: elementary school
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:

Listener:Charles Causley
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Aug 1917
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: laterf poet
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
school class
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Lochinvar
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at school


Source Information:

Record ID: 22553  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Harry Chambers
  Title: Causley at Seventy
  Place of Publication: Calstock
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 99
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harry Chambers (ed.), Causley at Seventy (Calstock, 1987), p. 99,, accessed: 23 February 2024

Additional comments:

source: essay 'A Kitchen in the Morning' by Charles Causley



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