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Record Number: 18193


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Following transcription of two substantial paragraphs, in which Leigh Hunt describes Coleridge] '[this] is all I can take the trouble to quote from Leigh Hunt's memoirs vol 2 page 223, supposing I should want to cook this up again somewhere. L.H. was our spiritual grandfather, a free man [...] These free, vigorous spirits advance the world, & when one lights on them in the strange waste of the past one says Ah you're my sort -- a great compliment.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

13 Aug 1921

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:

Virginia Woolf

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jan 1882

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

agnostic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leigh Hunt

Title:

The Autobiography of Leigh Hunt

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3 vols, 1850

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18193

Source:

Print

Author:

Virginia Woolf

Editor:

Anne Olivier Bell

Title:

The Diary of Virginia Woolf

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

2

Page:

129-130

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Virginia Woolf, Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The Diary of Virginia Woolf, (London, 1978), 2, p. 129-130, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18193, accessed: 28 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Passages quoted by Woolf are from Chapter XVI of text ('Keats, Lamb, and Coleridge').

   
   
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