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Record 5529

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'He [Macaulay] was so fired up with reading Scott?s "Lay" and "Marmion", the former of which he got entirely, and the latter almost entirely, by heart, merely from his delight in reading them, that he determined on writing himself a poem in six cantos which he called the "Battle of Cheviot?'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 25 Oct 1800 and Sep 1808
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Clapham
   
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:Thomas Babington Macaulay
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 25 Oct 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Historian / critic
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Marmion
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5529  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
  Editor: George Otto Trevelyan
  Title: Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: Letter from Macaulay?s mother, dated September 1808

Citation: Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1971), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5529, accessed: 31 January 2023

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