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Record 24915

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, c. 21-22 November 1795, 'This is a foul country. the tinners inhabit the most agreable part of it for they live underground. above it is most dreary — desolate. my Sans Culotte like Johnsons in Scotland becomes a valuable piece of timber — & I — as most dull & sullenly silent fellow. such effects has place!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 22 Nov 1795
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: Samuel Johnson
Title: A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24915  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 141. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 27 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 141. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 27 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24915, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source eds note that the "Sans Culotte" is Southey's nickname for his walking stick.

 

 

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