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Record 27435

Reading Experience:

'The Secy. (who was absent) has received the folowiing summary from R.B. Graham. a) C.I. Evans read a paper on Ben Jonson, by the request of the committee, 'Short & suggestive'. It fulfilled both these requisites & was also interesting. b) Short poems were illustrated by H. Marriage Wallis & R.B.Graham c) Miss Bowman Smith sang 'Drink to me only' d) Mrs Smith dealt with the proverbial sayings e) Miss R. Wallis gave a lively & lucid description of the play 'A Tale of a Tub'. This deals with the affairs of a fetching but impartial damsel yclept Audrey Turfe whose matrimonial adventures form a complicated & amusing plot f) Miss Bowman Smith sang 'Have you seen but the white lily grow?' (The Devil's an Ass)
Century: 1900-1945
Date: 18 Nov 1920
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Reading
specific address: The Lawn, Upper Redlands Rd
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:Henry Marriage Wallis
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1854
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Quaker or associated with the Friends
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Members of XII Book Club
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Ben Jonson
Title: [short poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 27435  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Ernest E. Unwin
  Title: XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31)
  Location: Private Collection
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: 80-81

Citation: Ernest E. Unwin, XII Book Club Minute Book, Vol. 2 (1915-31) Private Collection, p. n/a, p. 80-81,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

Material by kind permission of the XII Book Club. For further information and permission to quote this source, contact the Reading Experience Database (



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