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Record Number: 19556


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'my dear father told thee that Goldsmith's would now be the [italics] deserted village [end italics]; perhaps thou dost not remember this compliment, but I remember the ingenuous modesty which disclamed it. He admired the Village, the Library, & the Newspaper exceedingly, & the delight with which he read them to his family could not but be acceptable to the Author, had he known the sound judgment & the exquisite taste which that excellent man possessed.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 7 Nov 1816

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:

Richard Shackleton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

Deserted Village, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19556

Source:

Print

Author:

George Crabbe

Editor:

Thomas Faulkner

Title:

Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

195

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe, (Oxford, 1985), p. 195, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=19556, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter from Mary Leadbeter to George Crabbe

   
   
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