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Record 3572

Reading Experience:

'Occasionally the discussions became acrimonious. My eldest brother was one day making disparaging remarks about Tennyson, and my mother, all agitated in defence of her idol, fetched his poems from the shelf, and with a "Listen now, children" began to declaim "Locksley Hall". When she reached "I to herd with narroe foreheads" she burst out, flinging down the book, "What awful rubbish this is!"
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1870 and 31 Dec 1879
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: home
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Mrs Hughes
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Mother
Religion: Church of England
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: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: Locksley Hall
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3572  
Source - Print  
  Author: M.V. Hughes
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A London Child of the 1870s
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1934
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M.V. Hughes, A London Child of the 1870s (Oxford, 1934), p. 7,, accessed: 25 June 2022

Additional comments:



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