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Record Number: 25872


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was struck this morning, in comparing the poems of George Herbert with those of Henry Vaughan, by the perfect ease and power of the former, the labour and short falling of the latter'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Feb 1848

Country:

England

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:

John Ruskin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

8 Feb 1819

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

art critic and social critic

Religion:

Church of England (evangelical)

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:

Henry Vaughan

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25872

Source:

Print

Author:

John Ruskin

Editor:

Joan Evans

Title:

The diaries of John Ruskin

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1956

Vol:

2

Page:

365-6

Additional Comments:

continuous pagination through vols

Citation:

John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin, (Oxford, 1956), 2, p. 365-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=25872, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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