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Record 2669

Reading Experience:

Byron to John Murray, 26 May 1822, giving directions for burial of his daughter Allegra at Harrow Church: 'Near the door -- on the left as you enter -- there is a monument with a tablet containing these words: "When Sorrow weeps o'er Virtue's sacred dust, Our tears become us, and our Grief is just, Such were the tears she shed, who grateful pays This last sad tribute to her love, and praise." I recollect them (after seventeen years) not from any thing remarkable in them -- but because -- from my seat in the Gallery -- I had generally my eyes turned towards that monument -- as near it as convenient I would wish Allegra to be buried ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1805 and 31 Dec 1805
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Harrow Church
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: child; later poet
Religion: Agnostic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: epitaph
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 2669  
Source - Print  
  Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
  Editor: Leslie A. Marchand
  Title: Byron's Letters and Journals
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1979
  Vol: 9
  Page: 163
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals (London, 1979), 9, p. 163,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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