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Record 3172

Reading Experience:

At 3 1/4 down the old bank to the library. Miss Maria Browne there. Came up to me to say her sister had so bad a cold [...] she could not possibly stir out today [...] I walked slowly up Royston Rd [...] went up, found Miss Browne, not perhaps quite so unwell as I expected, sitting on the sopha reading the last canto of Childe Harold. Would not let her send for her mother till I had sat 40 minutes tete-a-tete with herself.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 2 Mar 1819
Country: England
Time: daytime: Afternoon, after 3.15
Place: city: Halifax
specific address: Brownes' house, Royston Road
location in dwelling: home, on the sofa
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:Miss Browne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Byron
Title: Childe Harold
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3172  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Lister
  Editor: Helena Whitbread
  Title: I know my own heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 81
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Lister, Helena Whitbread (ed.), I know my own heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840 (London, 1988), p. 81,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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