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Record 3034

Reading Experience:

What matters it to me if Young was an ambitious man or not? He wrote what I feel; and tho' not his wishes, his words would often have been mine, if heaven had endowed me withsuch giant-powers of speech. Were ever lines more beautiful than the first five of the first night? Shakespeare might have written them. What a description of night! Less beautiful than Milton's so celebrated descrip- -tion of evening (book 4), but moresublime? [quotes from 'Night One'and 'Night two']... I wished I had marked all, or half, my favourite passages- they would shew you a mind fond of deep thought- a haughty spirit unyielding to the storms of time and circumstance - a heart when lulled in Friendship's lap. perhaps as warmly gentle as your own.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 10 Jul 1824
Country: England
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:Anne Lister
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 3 Apr 1791
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: inherited land and industrial property at Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorks. [inherits 1824]
Religion: n/a
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:

Author: Edward Young
Title: The Complaint: Night Thoughts on Life, Death, and
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3034  
Source - Print  
  Author: M Green
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Spirited Yorkshirewoman
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1939
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 193
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M Green, A Spirited Yorkshirewoman (1939), p. 193,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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