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Record Number: 12085


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?Just as the boat was leaving Dover, a breathless Bots put a letter from town, and ?The Examiner? into my hands, the latter of which, I verily believe preserved me from that dismal extremity of qualmishness into which I am accustomed to sink when I have ?the blue above and the blue below?. I have always thought that the ?silence wheresoe?er I go? is a beautiful touch of Barry Cornwall?s (otherwise Procter) descriptive of the depression produced by sea-voyaging. I know it?s remarkably silent wherever I go, when I?m on the briny.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

2 Jul 1837

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Calais
specific address: Hotel Rignolle

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:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist/ Novelist

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

B.W. Proctor

Title:

'The Sea'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Unknown

Publication Details

B.W. Procter?s ?The Sea? in his English Songs, 1832.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12085

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

280

Additional Comments:

Graham Storey ed. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839, (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 280, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12085, accessed: 06 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Letter to John Forster.

   
   
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