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Record 5552

Reading Experience:

Charles Lamb's response to reading marginal comments by S. T. Coleridge in his copy of Samuel Daniel's Poetical Works, in letter to Coleridge: "'I wish every book I have were so noted. They have thoroughly converted me to relish Daniel, or to say I relish him ... Your notes are excellent. Perhaps you've forgot them.'"
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:Charles Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
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 Taylor Coleridge
Title: annotations to Samuel Daniel's poetry
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: annotations in printed text
Publication details: In Samuel Daniel, Poetical Works
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5552  
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: 155
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 155,, accessed: 24 January 2022

Additional comments:

Quotation from E. V. Lucas, ed., The Letters of Charles Lamb (2 vols, London, 1935) 2: 75.



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