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Record Number: 5426


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Take, for instance, his 'Lyrics of Love', so full of beauty and tenderness. Nor are his 'Songs of Progress' less full of poetic power and beauty."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1849 and 1851

Country:

n/a

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:

Samuel Smiles

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Dec 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Medical doctor and writer of self-help manuals

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Gerald Massey

Title:

Songs of Progress

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5426

Source:

Print

Author:

Gerald Massey

Editor:

Samuel Smiles

Title:

Poetical Works

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1861

Vol:

n/a

Page:

xiv

Additional Comments:

The quotation comes from Samuel Smiles' introduction to Massey's "Poetical Works", entitled "A Biographical Sketch of Gerald Massey, 1851 (when he was only 23)". Smiles here comments on "Gerald Massey's recent poetry"

Citation:

Gerald Massey, Samuel Smiles (ed.), Poetical Works, (1861), p. xiv, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5426, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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