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Record Number: 33718


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In literature it is only in Vaughan, Traherne, and other mystics, that I find any adequate expression of that perpetual rapturous delight in nature and my own existence that I experienced at that period.'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Between 1898 and 1918

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:

William Henry Hudson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Aug 1841

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Naturalist, writer

Religion:

Christian, Protestant in childhood only

Country of Origin:

Argentina

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:

[unknown]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Vaughan's poems appeared in collected editions: ed. by E. K. Chambers (London: Lawrence & Bullen 1896) and ed. by L. C. Martin, 2 vols,(Oxford:Clarendon Press 1914)

Provenance

unknown
The context however suggests that Hudson owned works of Vaughan


Source Information:

Record ID:

33718

Source:

Print

Author:

William Henry Hudson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Far Away and Long Ago: A History of My Early Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1918

Vol:

n/a

Page:

36

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Henry Hudson, Far Away and Long Ago: A History of My Early Life, (London, 1918), p. 36, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33718, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

This is a reflection from old age of recurrent influential adult reading, and comparing it with his own direct childhood experiences of nature on the Argentinian pampas.

   
   
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