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Record 9479

Reading Experience:

Extracted by G. C. Moore Smith from J. O. Halliwell-Phillipps, "Memoranda on the Tragedy of Hamlet"(1879): 'There was once in existence a copy of Speght's edition of Chaucer, 1598, with manuscript notes by Gabriel Harvey, one of those notes being in the following terms: -- "The younger sort take much delight in Shakespear's Venus and Adonis, but his Lucrece and his tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark have it in them to please the wiser sort."'
Century: 1500-1599, 1600-1699
Date: unknown
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:Gabriel Harvey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1545
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian
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: Geoffrey Chaucer
Title: Works
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Speght, 1598
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9479  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gabriel Harvey
  Editor: G. C. Moore Smith
  Title: Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia
  Place of Publication: Stratford-Upon-Avon
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: viii
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gabriel Harvey, G. C. Moore Smith (ed.), Gabriel Harvey's Marginalia (Stratford-Upon-Avon, 1913), p. viii,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:



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