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Record Number: 1249


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I have been reading in my Boat?Virgil, Juvenal, and Wesley?s Journal. Do you know the last? one of the most interesting Books, I think, in the Language. It is curious to think of his Diary extending over nearly the same time as Walpole?s Letters, which, you know, are a sort of Diary. What two different Lives, Pursuits, and Topics!

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 8 Oct 1850 and 8 Oct 1854

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: near Woodbridge
other location: In my Boat

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:

Edward Fitzgerald

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 Mar 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Poet and translator

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:

Virgil

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1249

Source:

Print

Author:

Edward Fitzgerald

Editor:

William Aldis Wright

Title:

Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes

Place of Publication:

London & New York

Date of Publication:

1894, repr. 1901

Vol:

1

Page:

292

Additional Comments:

Edward FitzGerald to John Allen (written from Market Hill, Woodbridge), 8th October 1854

Citation:

Edward Fitzgerald, William Aldis Wright (ed.), Letters of Edward Fitzgerald in 2 volumes, (London & New York, 1894, repr. 1901), 1, p. 292, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=1249, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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