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Record 23045

Reading Experience:

'In January [1892] Dr Hubert Parry stayed with us at Farringford, for he wanted to hear my father read "The Lotos-Eaters" which he was setting to music. 'For the first time my father's voice, usually so strong, failed while reading this poem and the "Ode on the Duke of Wellington," which he was anxious that a great composer should set as he read it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1892 and 31 Jan 1892
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: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)
Hubert Parry
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Ode on the Duke of Wellington
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23045  
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: 393
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 393,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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