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Record 2345

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I quite agree with you about Leonidas &c. I have greatly enjoyed finding myself a child again over Macaulay's 'Lays'. Castor & Pollux really took away my breath. How beautiful those Lays are!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 6 Feb 1843
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: Lays of Ancient Rome
Genre: Classics, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1842
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2345  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Title: Letter to Caroline Clive, 6 Feb 1843
  Location: Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford
  Call no: MS Whitfield C13
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Letter to Caroline Clive, 6 Feb 1843 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield C13, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2345, accessed: 01 October 2022

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