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Record 4109

Reading Experience:

"'Putting Shakespeare and his immediate followers out of the way, whom do you think the best dramatist?' 'Otway, Lee and Southern, unquestionably. I speak, perhaps, from an old feeling of attachment, but, nevertheless, from deep conviction? Southern was a sweet and natural poet; he was the Goldsmith of tragedy.'"
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 Unknown
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: Thomas Southern
Title: Complete Plays
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1682-96 (5 plays)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4109  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Robert Maturin
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1827
  Vol: XX
  Page: 146-52
  Additional comments: Anonymous article entitled 'Recollections of Maturin' (pp. 146-52).

Citation: Charles Robert Maturin, The New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal (1827), XX, p. 146-52,, accessed: 30 March 2023

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