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Record 22992

Reading Experience:

From Hallam Tennyson's account 'Of My Father's Illness': 'Jan.15th. [1889] My father asked Jowett whether his faith in God was more earnest than it had been. He answered, "Yes, certainly." He read my father the fine comparison between the philosopher and the lawyer in the Thaetetus.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 15 Jan 1889
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Isle of Wight
specific address: Farringford
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:Benjamin Jowett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1817
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Master of Balliol College, Oxford
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Alfred Tennyson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Plato
Title: Thaetetus
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22992  
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: 352
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 352,, accessed: 03 July 2022

Additional comments:



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