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Record 4085

Reading Experience:

'I do not like Lord Byron's English Bards and Scotch reviewers, though, as my father says, the lines are very strong and worthy of Pope and the Dunciad! But I was so much prejudiced against the whole by the first lines I opened upon about the 'paralytic muse' of the man who had been his guardian and is his relation and to whom he had dedicated his first poems, that I could not relish his wit. He may have great talents, but I am sure he has neither a great not good mind; and I feel dislike and disgust for his Lordship.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1809 and 1810
Country: Ireland
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon, Lord Byron
Title: English Bards and Scotch Reviwers: a satire
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1809
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4085  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J. C. Hare
  Title: Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London: Edward Arnold
  Date of Publication: 1894 (2 vols)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: Letter to C. Sneyd Edgeworth, April 1810 (from Edgeworths town).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 172,, accessed: 10 December 2023

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