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Record 4107

Reading Experience:

?But Lord Byron ? he must write with great ease and rapidity.? ?That I don?t know. I could never finish the perusal of any of his long poems. There is something in them excessively at variance with my notions of poetry. He is too fond of the obsolete? It is a sort of a mixed mode, neither old nor new, but incessantly hovering between both.? ?What do you think of Childe Harold?? ?I do not know what to think of it; nor can I give you definitely my reasons for disliking his poems generally.?
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Charles Maturin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1782
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Curate
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: Ireland
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: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1812
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4107  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Robert Maturin
  Editor: n/a
  Title: New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1827
  Vol: XIX
  Page: 408
  Additional comments: "Conversations with Maturin n. 1" (writer is anonymous)

Citation: Charles Robert Maturin, New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XIX, p. 408,, accessed: 10 December 2023

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