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Record 404

Reading Experience:

'My eldest brother was one day making disparaging remarks about Tennyson. 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 narrow foreheads" she burst out, flinging down the book, "What awful rubbish this is!"'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: London
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:Mary Thomas
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Housewife
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Reader's children
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Title: Locksley Hall
Genre: Poetry, Y
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 404  
Source - Print  
  Author: M. V. Hughes
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A London Family 1870-1900
  Place of Publication: London, New York, Toronto
  Date of Publication: 1946
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 7
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M. V. Hughes, A London Family 1870-1900 (London, New York, Toronto, 1946), p. 7,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:



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