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Record 24081

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 16-17 November 1792: 'I send the epitaph which at present is inscribed upon one of the cankerd sides. Perhaps the production of some one of my forefathers who possessd more piety than poetry. Farewell this World With all Its Vanity Wee hope through Christ To live Eternally You have the exact orthography & this inscription will probably cover the remains of one who has written so much for others & must be content with so humble an epitaph himself, unless you will furnish him with one more characteristical.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 16 Nov 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:
Title: Tombstone epitaph
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: tomb
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24081  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 30. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009.,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 30. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24081, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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