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Record 4065

Reading Experience:

?Another book, by the way, worth a glance is a collection of old S. T. Coleridge?s letters. I have had to write the beggar?s life & have a rather morbid familiarity with his history wh. makes me appreciate better than some people his amazing wriggling & self-reproaches & astonishing pouring out of unctuous twaddlings. After all Carlyle?s portrait of him has done the thing unsurpassably well & it is impossible to add much to it. But there are some delicious bits in this.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
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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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
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(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Title: Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genre: Collected letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1895, 2 Vols. Edited by E. H. Coleridge
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4065  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 2
  Page: 441
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Charles Eliot Norton (19/4/1895). Carlyle's portrait of Coleridge is within Life of John Sterling (1851).

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904 (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 2, p. 441,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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