Persian grammar

Reading experience

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Persian grammar

Reading experience
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Evidence

Alfred Tennyson to John Forster, 29 March 1854: "I understand from Archibald Peel that you are aggrieved at my not writing to you [...] A reason for my not writing much is the bad condition of my right eye which quite suddenly came on as I was reading or trying to read small Persian text. You know perhaps how very minute in some of those Eastern tongues are the differences of letters: a little dot more or less: in a moment, after a three hours" hanging over this scratchy text, my right eye became filled with great masses of floating blackness, and the other eye similarly affected tho" not so badly. I am in a great fear about them, and think of coming up to town about them".

Source

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Tennyson, Alfred
Aged 45 [Experience in 1854, born in 1809]

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Date of Reading Experience
January 1 - March 29 1854
Time of Reading Experience
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Notes
Source author notes on p.374: 'my father [...] had hurt his eyes by poring over a small-printed Persian Grammar [...] this with Hafiz and other Persian books had to be hidden away, for he had ""seen the Persian letters stalking like giants round the walls of his room.""'

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Related place
England
Related people
Tennyson, Alfred
Related text or manuscript
Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
Related place
England
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Persian grammar

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

Alfred Tennyson to John Forster, 29 March 1854: "I understand from Archibald Peel that you are aggrieved at my not writing to you [...] A reason for my not writing much is the bad condition of my right eye which quite suddenly came on as I was reading or trying to read small Persian text. You know perhaps how very minute in some of those Eastern tongues are the differences of letters: a little dot more or less: in a moment, after a three hours" hanging over this scratchy text, my right eye became filled with great masses of floating blackness, and the other eye similarly affected tho" not so badly. I am in a great fear about them, and think of coming up to town about them".

Source

Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son

Text being read

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TPR215

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Tennyson, Alfred
Aged 45 [Experience in 1854, born in 1809]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
January 1 - March 29 1854
Time of Reading Experience
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EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
Place of reading experience
England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
EuRED : reliability
Notes
Source author notes on p.374: 'my father [...] had hurt his eyes by poring over a small-printed Persian Grammar [...] this with Hafiz and other Persian books had to be hidden away, for he had ""seen the Persian letters stalking like giants round the walls of his room.""'

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/78797
Accessed on 2019/12/09 06:31:07

Related place
England
Related people
Tennyson, Alfred
Related text or manuscript
Alfred Lord Tennyson: A Memoir by His Son
Related place
England
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