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Record 580

Reading Experience:

One afternoon, very near the end, she begged to have "Crossing the Bar" read; and while the reader, painfully keeping her voice steady, repeated the last lines, the listener fell suddenly into a calm sleep."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between May 1897 and 25 Jun 1897
Country: n/a
Time: daytime: afternoon
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
passive in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Annie Coghill
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Margaret Oliphant
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Crossing the Bar
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 580  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 439
  Additional comments: Editorial commentary by Mrs Harry Coghill, Mrs Oliphant's cousin

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Life and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 439,, accessed: 09 February 2023

Additional comments:



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