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Record 2260

Reading Experience:

"Read aloud to Maude from Lorna Doone. Very much taken with this little bit - 'the valley into which I gazed was fair with early promise, having shelter from the wind and taking all the sunshine. The willow bushes hung over the stream as if they were angling with tasseled floats of gold & silver, bursting like a bean-pod. Between them came the water laughing like a maid at her own dancing, and spread with that young blue which never lies beyond the April. And on either bank, the meadow ruffled as the breeze came by, opening (through new tufts of green) daisy-bud or celandine, or a shy glimpse now & then of a love-lorn primrose.'"
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 21 Jan 1883
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire
specific address: Highfield House
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:Agnes Blanche Hemming
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Dec 1861
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: None
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Reader's sister, Lucy Maude Hemming.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: R.D. Blackmore
Title: Lorna Doone
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2260  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: Diary for 1883, written by Agnes Blanche Hemming. Owned by Jenny Maidment.,

Citation: Diary for 1883, written by Agnes Blanche Hemming. Owned by Jenny Maidment.,, accessed: 05 December 2023

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