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Record 2573

Reading Experience:

Byron's Ravenna Journal (4 January-27 February 1821), 11 January 1821: 'In reading, I have just chanced upon an expression of Tom Campbell's; speaking of Collins, he says that "no reader cares any more about the characteristic manners of his Eclogues than about the authenticity of the tale of Troy." 'Tis false ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 11 Jan 1821
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ravenna
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:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Campbell
Title: Specimens of the British Poets (including prefatory Essay on English Poetry)
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 9 vols, 1819.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2573  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1978
  Vol: 8
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1978), 8, p. 21,, accessed: 04 June 2023

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