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Record Number: 4085


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I do not like Lord Byron's English Bards and Scotch reviewers, though, as my father says, the lines are very strong and worthy of Pope and the Dunciad! But I was so much prejudiced against the whole by the first lines I opened upon about the 'paralytic muse' of the man who had been his guardian and is his relation and to whom he had dedicated his first poems, that I could not relish his wit. He may have great talents, but I am sure he has neither a great not good mind; and I feel dislike and disgust for his Lordship.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1809 and 1810

Country:

Ireland

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:

Maria Edgeworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1767

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Gordon, Lord Byron

Title:

English Bards and Scotch Reviwers: a satire

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1809

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4085

Source:

Print

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Editor:

Augustus J. C. Hare

Title:

Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth

Place of Publication:

London: Edward Arnold

Date of Publication:

1894 (2 vols)

Vol:

1

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

Letter to C. Sneyd Edgeworth, April 1810 (from Edgeworths town).

Citation:

Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 172, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4085, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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