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Record 24128

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, 16-21 January 1793: 'This day has been a most unpleasant one all except the earlier part of the morning when I read your favourite Horace. That beginning Qualem ministrum fulminis alitem struck me as well adapted to the present times & I think I shall attempt it this week — certain of falling as much short of Horace as his subject will be inferior to mine. notwithstanding the admiration with which I read his works there is a something in the character of the little fat parasite which sullies it very much.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 13 Jan 1793
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: Horace
Title: Odes 4:4
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24128  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 40. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 21 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 40. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 21 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24128, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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