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Record 2640

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Murray, 9 October 1821, having requested that he send a Bible: 'I am a great reader and admirer of those books -- and had read them through and through before I was eight years old -- that is to say the Old Testament -- for the New struck me as a task -- but the other as a pleasure -- I speak as a boy -- from the recollected impression of that period at Aberdeen in 1796.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1796 and 31 Dec 1796
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Aberdeen
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 Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: child; later poet
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Books of Old Testament
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2640  
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: 238
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1978), 8, p. 238,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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