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Record 23106

Reading Experience:

John Tyndall to Hallam Tennyson (1893): 'Under the date of Sunday, 20th October, 1850, I find the following [journal] entry: "Up at 6 A.M. and began the day by reading Tennyson. I am acquainted with no spirit so strong, pure, and beautiful. Every line sparkles with empyrean fire, so that it is difficult to make a selection. I will, however, notice 'The Two Voices' [...] In this poem the tempter to despair is furnished with his best weapons, and foiled though armed cap-a-pie.'"'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 20 Oct 1850
Country: Germany
Time: morning
Place: county: Hesse-Cassel
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:John Tyndall
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth Aug 1820
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: University student (in sciences)
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Poems including 'The Two Voices'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23106  
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: 470
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hallam Tennyson, Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son (London, 1897), 2, p. 470,, accessed: 21 June 2024

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