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Record 26376

Reading Experience:

Anne Isabella Milbanke to Lord Byron (1814): 'Your ode to Buonaparte was read in the company which I have just left. It was thought not perfectly lyrical -- of this I cannot judge, but it appeared to me like a spontaenous effusion.... I was amazed indeed when his "magic of the mind" melted into air. I rejoice in the hope of peace, yet could not join in the triumphant exultation over his fall -- a very serious, if not melancholy contemplation'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1814 and 15 May 1814
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:

Listener:Anne Isabella Milbanke
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 17 May 1792
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: ode to Napoleon Bonaparte
Genre: Poetry, Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26376  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ethel Colburn Mayne
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1929
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 95
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ethel Colburn Mayne, The Life and Letters of Anne Isabella, Lady Noel Byron (London, 1929), p. 95,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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