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Record 9031

Reading Experience:

'It was in this state of feeling that I first got hold of a little volume called "The Wreath", containing a collection of poems by various authors. Among these pieces was "The Grave", which soon commended itself to my hearty and unqualified approbation...Besides this poem the volume contained "The Minstrel", of which I venture to say that I consider it to be of almost unequalled beauty and interest... There was here yet another poem which arrested my attention as fully as much as did "The Grave" or "The Minstrel". This was entitled "Death" - a prize winning poem written by that eminently good man Dr Porteus...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1808 and 30 Jun 1808
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:Thomas Carter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 5 Jul 1792
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Apprentice tailor
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: [unknown]
Title: The Grave
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: contained in volume of poems by various poets
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9031  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carter
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoirs of a Working Man
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1845
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 101-3
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carter, Memoirs of a Working Man (London, 1845), p. 101-3,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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