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Record 24082

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 4 December 1792: 'I have already said too much. I have an old poem of the heroic class before me. Pharonnida — one of the Cantos was finishd on the morning of the second battle of Newberry. [Quotes several lines of "Pharonnida"] This man would have written blank verse wonderfully well. he mistook his bent & in spite of an interesting story & a bold imagination Pharonnida is forgotten. you see he was a royalist...'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 4 Dec 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: William Chamberlayne
Title: Pharonnida, a Heroick Poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24082  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 33. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009.,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 33. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 17 April 2009., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24082, accessed: 22 February 2024

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