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Record 24257

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to John Murray, 18 July 1819: 'I had Crabbe's tales with me on shipboard, and they were a treasure. I never was so much taken with anything. The tales are in general so well conducted that, in prose, they would be interesting as mere stories; but to this are added such an admirable [italics]ease[end italics] and [italics]force[end italics] of diction, such good pleasantry, such high principles, such a strain of poetry, such a profundity of observation, and such a gaiety of illustration as I never before, I think, saw collected. He imagines his stories with the humour and truth of Chaucer, and tells them with the copious terseness of Dryden, and the tender and thoughtful simplicity of Cowper. There are sad exceptions here and there, which might easily be removed, but on the whole it is a delightful book.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1819 and 18 Jul 1819
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: 'on shipboard'
   
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:John Wilson Croker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Dec 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Secretary to the Admiralty
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Crabbe
Title: Tales
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24257  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis L. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 1
  Page: 146
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S. (London, 1884), 1, p. 146, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24257, accessed: 03 October 2022

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