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Record Number: 1889


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Byron to William J. Bankes, on having received 'two Critical opinions, from Edinburgh' (of Lord Woodhouselee and Henry Mackenzie) in praise of his Poems on Various Occasions: 'I am not personally acquainted with either of these Gentlemen ... their praise is voluntary, and transmitted through the Medium, of a Friend, at whose house, they read the productions.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1807 and 31 Dec 1807

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Apparently house of John Pigot

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:

Henry Mackenzie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Aug 1745

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

Poems on Various Occasions

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1807

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1889

Source:

Print

Author:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Editor:

Leslie A. Marchand

Title:

Byron's Letters and Journals

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1973

Vol:

1

Page:

112

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Gordon Lord Byron, Leslie A. Marchand (ed.), Byron's Letters and Journals, (London, 1973), 1, p. 112, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1889, accessed: 25 July 2014


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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