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Record Number: 32416


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was passionately fond of poetry, being led to its study by accidentally meeting with Milton's minor poems, when about fourteen years of age. Though so young, I was instantly charmed with "Comus", and read it so much, that I could repeat it nearly all by heart. I still think it one of the most beautiful poems in the language.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1826 and 1830

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kettering
county: Northamptonshire

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:

John Leatherland

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Velvet weaver, later reporter

Religion:

Baptist

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:

John Milton

Title:

Comus

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

32416

Source:

Print

Author:

John Leatherland

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Essays and Poems, with a Brief Autobiographical Memoir

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1862

Vol:

n/a

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Leatherland, Essays and Poems, with a Brief Autobiographical Memoir, (London, 1862), p. 10, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=32416, accessed: 23 July 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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