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Record Number: 7245


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After dinner read "Two Gentlemen of Verona" and some of the "Sonnets". That play disgusted me more than ever in the final scene where Valentine on Proteus' mere begging pardon where he has no longer any hope of gaining his ends, says: "All that was mine in Silvia I give the"! - Silvia standing by'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

16 Mar 1855

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: after dinner

Place:

city: Dover

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:

George Eliot [pseud]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Nov 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

William Shakespeare

Title:

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7245

Source:

Print

Author:

George Eliot [pseud]

Editor:

Margaret Harris

Title:

The Journals of George Eliot

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Judith Johnston

Citation:

George Eliot [pseud], Margaret Harris (ed.), The Journals of George Eliot, (Cambridge, 1998), p. 54, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7245, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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