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Record Number: 18347


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am sorry to mention that [Lord Byron's] last poem upon "The Decadence of Bonaparte", is worthy neither his pen nor his muse'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

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:

Princess Caroline Princess of Wales

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

17 May 1768

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Princess of Wales

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Germany

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

'Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18347

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

I

Page:

399

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The, (London, 1908), I, p. 399, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=18347, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

This poem circulated in MS and was printed under Byron's name in late 1814. Letter from Princess Caroline to Lady Charlotte Bury - date unknown and chronology hard to decipher, but the letter appears after some 1815 entries

   
   
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