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Record 5426

Reading Experience:

"Take, for instance, his 'Lyrics of Love', so full of beauty and tenderness. Nor are his 'Songs of Progress' less full of poetic power and beauty."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1849 and 1851
Country: n/a
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:Samuel Smiles
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Dec 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Medical doctor and writer of self-help manuals
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Gerald Massey
Title: Songs of Progress
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5426  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gerald Massey
  Editor: Samuel Smiles
  Title: Poetical Works
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1861
  Vol: n/a
  Page: xiv
  Additional comments: The quotation comes from Samuel Smiles' introduction to Massey's "Poetical Works", entitled "A Biographical Sketch of Gerald Massey, 1851 (when he was only 23)". Smiles here comments on "Gerald Massey's recent poetry"

Citation: Gerald Massey, Samuel Smiles (ed.), Poetical Works (1861), p. xiv,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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