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Record Number: 5088


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It must be labour that makes things valuable Princes & Lords may flourish and may fade But a bold Peasantry, the Country's pride When once destroy'd can never be supplied.' [this is the first of a number of references to Goldsmith's poem]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 22 Sep 1773 and 1 Jun 1827

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:

Robert Sharp

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

22 Sep 1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

schoolteacher/parish official

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Oliver Goldsmith

Title:

The Deserted Village

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5088

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Sharp

Editor:

J. E. Crowther

Title:

The Diary of Robert Sharp of South Cave

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

147

Additional Comments:

co-editor P.A. Crowther

Citation:

Robert Sharp, J. E. Crowther (ed.), The Diary of Robert Sharp of South Cave, (Oxford, 1997), p. 147, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5088, accessed: 22 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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