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Record 27190

Reading Experience:

Maria Graham to John Murray (March 1817): 'A thousand thanks, my dear sir, for the loan of the Journal, which I have perused with the greatest interest. A more superstitious age would certainly have believed him possessed of the [italics]art magic[end italics], so completely does he continue to force attention and sympathy wherever he pleases [comments further in praise of text and author] [...] I always forget myself when I think of our greatest genius [i.e. Byron]. Therefore I will hasten to thank you for the two dramas. The French one amuses me, the other does so for a different reason.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Mar 1817
Country: n/a
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:Maria Graham
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: 'Swiss Journal [letter]'
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 27190  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 1
  Page: 381
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 381,, accessed: 19 July 2024

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