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Record 2261

Reading Experience:

Byron to Douglas Kinnaird, 24 February 1817: 'I saw in Switzerland in the autumn the poems of [James Wedderburn] Webster ... Amongst the ingredients of this volume I was not a little astonished to find an epitaph upon myself -- the desert of which I would postpone for a few years at least ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Dec 1816
Country: Switzerland
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:George Gordon, Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Wedderburn Webster
Title: Waterloo and Other Poems
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1816
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2261  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1976
  Vol: 5
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: Byron to Douglas Kinnaird, 24 February 1817

Citation: George Gordon, Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 5, p. 172,, accessed: 28 November 2023

Additional comments:



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