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Record 7762

Reading Experience:

'In the evening we all went over to the Camerons. Several Pre-Raphaelite artists were there to meet Tennyson; Hunt and Rossetti and one or two whose names I did not gather. Lear was there also and sang a great many of his compositions to Tennyson's words. They are mostly very pretty things but he has no voice, and, on the whole, it is rather painful to listen to him. When they were all gone Tennyson read us his own Morte d'Arthur, and that really was a pleasure. It is a poem I have always been fond of.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 3 Nov 1857
Country: England
Time: evening
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:Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Aug 1809
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Poet
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Charles Schreiber and a number of Pre-Raphaelites
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: Morte d'Arthur
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 7762  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Screiber: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 72
  Additional comments: Journal entry: 3 Nov 1857

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Screiber: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 72,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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