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Record 24067

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Thomas Davis Lamb, c. 18 June 1792: 'To see the manners of different countries is certainly of the utmost utility & what no university can teach — Homer may tell us of the method to cut up an ox three thousand years ago, or give a specimen of Penelopes politesses when she calls her maid bitch — or Ulysses decency when he threatens to leave Thersites in the situation of the man who cut off his hairs — but Homer can give no information either of men or manners as they are now — knowledge of the world is unattainable from books you have made a judicious choice.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 2 Jun 1792
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:Robert Southey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1774
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Homer
Title: Iliad
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24067  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 15. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009.,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 15. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24067, accessed: 25 February 2024

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