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Record 8273

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
The nineteenth-century labourer Benjamin Brierley would recall in his 1886 memoir having read the poetry of Byron and Burns whilst on '"solitary walks on summer evenings"'.
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: other location: in open air
   
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:Benjamin Brierley
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Burns
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8273  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 182
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 182, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8273, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

Quotation from Benjamin Brierley, Home Memories and Recollections of a Life (Manchester, 1886) p.31.

 

 

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