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Record Number: 33517


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been longing to be back among you all, and feeling very lonely this afternoon. Since then I have been reading Tennyson's splendid "Ode to the Duke of Wellington," and his "Revenge," and "Riflemen Form," and Kipling's "Children's Song," and Newbolt's "Clifton Chapel," "He Fell Among Thieves," "Vitae Lampada," and "The Vigil." These splendid poems have roused me and brought back my work and my duty, and I am glad, yes very glad, that I have chosen this life—and am living out here on our frontier.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

17 May 1914

Country:

India

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Bannu
county: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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:

Robert Dunlop Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Sep 1892

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Second Lieutenant, Indian Army

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rudyard Kipling

Title:

'Children's Song'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Publication Details

The Oxford Book of English Verse

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33517

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Dunlop Smith

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Robert Dunlop Smith, 1892-1917

Place of Publication:

Aberdeen

Date of Publication:

1921

Vol:

n/a

Page:

52-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Robert Dunlop Smith, Robert Dunlop Smith, 1892-1917, (Aberdeen, 1921), p. 52-3, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33517, accessed: 25 September 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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