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Record 7322

Reading Experience:

?About this time I was delighted by the acquisition of two books, the existence of which, until then, had been unknown to me. One was the second volume of Homer?s "Iliad", translated by Alexander Pope, with notes by Madame Dacier; and the other was a small volume of miscellaneous poems, by John Milton. Homer I read with an absorbed attention which soon enabled me to commit nearly every line to memory.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
county: Lancashire
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 Bamford
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Feb 1788
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: warehouseman (hand loom weaver)
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: Homer
Title: Iliad
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2nd volume, translated by Alexander Pope, introduction by Madame Dacier
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7322  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Bamford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Early Days
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1849
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 192-4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Bamford, Early Days (London, 1849), p. 192-4,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:



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