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Record 5550

Reading Experience:

"[Charles] Lamb must have spoken dismissively of [Samuel] Daniel's poem The History of the Civil War, but Coleridge, when he read it through [in Lamb's copy of Daniel's Poetical Works], thought quite well of it, so he annotated it to try to win Lamb over ... [writing]: "'Dear Charles, I think more highly, far more, of the 'Civil Wars,' than you seemed to do (on Monday night, Feb. 9th 1808) -- the Verse does not Teize me; and all the while I am reading it, I cannot but fancy a plain England-loving English Country Gentleman, with only some dozen Books in his whole Library ...'"
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
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 Taylor Coleridge
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Daniel
Title: The History of the Civil War
Genre: History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In Samuel Daniel, Poetical Works
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 5550  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 154
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 154,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Not clear whether date in annotation refers to Coleridge's reading of the poem or Lamb's.



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