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Record 26265

Reading Experience:

'I am half enamoured of the paper that touched his hand, and the ink that did his bidding. [I have] grown fond of the sweet comeliness of his charactery'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1860 and 1 Jan 1880
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:Oscar Wilde
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth 16 Oct 1854
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Keats
Title: Sonnet in Blue
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26265  
Source - Print  
  Author: Oscar Wilde
  Editor: Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis
  Title: The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 157
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Oscar Wilde, Merlin and Rupert Hart Davis (ed.), The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde (London, 2000), p. 157,, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

Wilde owned the manuscript of Keats's "Sonnet in Blue". It was displayed in the drawing-room of his house in Tite Street, London. See Thomas Wright, "Oscar's Books" (London, 2008), p.35.



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