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Record 25085

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, 29-30 August 1796: '[Matthew] Lewis's poetry is contemptible — except the Water King — & Alonzo & Imogine — of which the story is bad — & the most striking part very inferior to what appears to me its original the Franciscan monk at the marriage of Lorenzo in the Ghost-Seer of Frederick Schiller. an author compared to whom the sublimity of Eschylus & Shakespere is little have you read Fiesco? Stodhard of Christ Church is one of the translators. you may hear something of him from Collins — if you still retain his acquaintance: with friendship I believe him totally unacquainted.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Aug 1796
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: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Title: Fiesco; or the Genoese Conspiracy: A Tragedy
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: trans. John Stoddart
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25085  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 171. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 28 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 171. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 28 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25085, accessed: 22 February 2024

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