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Record 27973

Reading Experience:

'In [1802] [...] [Amelia Opie] published a volume of poems. It included those charming and well-known lines, which, as giving the key to her nature -- tenderness -- we shall quote here [reproduces two stanzas opening "Go, youth beloved, in distant glades"] [...] It was of this very sweet song that Sir James Mackintosh playfully wrote to Mr. Sharpe, saying: "Tell the fair Opie that if she would address such pretty verses to me as she did to Ashburner, I think she might almost bring me back from Bombay, though she could not prevent his going thither."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:James Mackintosh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
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: Amelia Opie
Title: verses opening 'Go, youth beloved...'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27973  
Source - Print  
  Author: Julia Kavanagh
  Editor: n/a
  Title: English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1863
  Vol: 2
  Page: 250-251
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (London, 1863), 2, p. 250-251,, accessed: 23 May 2024

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