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Record 22817

Reading Experience:

'My father's first meeting with the Princess of Wales took place at Mrs Greville's in Chester Square. The Princess asked him to read the "Welcome to Alexandra." When he had read it, the fact of his reading his own complimentary poem to the Princess herself suddenly struck both of them as being so ludicrous, that he dropt the book on the floor and both went into fits of uncontrollable laughter.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1879 and 31 Dec 1879
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Chester Square
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Princess of Wales
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Welcome to Alexandra
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22817  
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: 2
  Page: 227
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 227,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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