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Record 2337

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Cam Hobhouse, 3 June 1819, from Ferrara: "In looking over the M.S. of Ariosto today -- I found at the bottom of the page after the last stanza of Canto 44, Orlando Furioso ending with the line "'Mi serbo a farsi udie ne l'altro Canto' "the follow[ing] autograph in pencil of Alfieri's 'Vittorio Alfieri vide e venero' / 8 Giugno 1783. --' 'The Librarian told me that Alfieri wrote this marginal note by permission of the Superiors -- and that he himself had seen Alfieri crying for hours over the M.S.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 8 Jun 1783
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ferrara
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:Count Vittorio Alfieri
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Catholic
Country of origin: Italy
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ludovico Ariosto
Title: Orlando Furioso
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2337  
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: 6
  Page: 145
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1976), 6, p. 145,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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