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Record Number: 2260


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Read aloud to Maude from Lorna Doone. Very much taken with this little bit - 'the valley into which I gazed was fair with early promise, having shelter from the wind and taking all the sunshine. The willow bushes hung over the stream as if they were angling with tasseled floats of gold & silver, bursting like a bean-pod. Between them came the water laughing like a maid at her own dancing, and spread with that young blue which never lies beyond the April. And on either bank, the meadow ruffled as the breeze came by, opening (through new tufts of green) daisy-bud or celandine, or a shy glimpse now & then of a love-lorn primrose.'"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

21 Jan 1883

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire
specific address: Highfield House

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:

Agnes Blanche Hemming

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 Dec 1861

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

None

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reader's sister, Lucy Maude Hemming.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

R.D. Blackmore

Title:

Lorna Doone

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2260

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Information:

Diary for 1883, written by Agnes Blanche Hemming. Owned by Jenny Maidment.

Additional Information:

Diary entry for 21 Jan, 1883

Citation:

Diary for 1883, written by Agnes Blanche Hemming. Owned by Jenny Maidment., http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=2260, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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