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Record Number: 9263


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Anne Damer, travelling in France, to Mary Berry, 24 April 1791, on encounter with de Broc, the mayor of Bayonne, 'the most ridiculous [italics]personage[end italics] that can be imagined [...] round, fat, with the tightest silk dress, not a tooth [...] and the voice of a frog [...] Before the visit was over we were such friends that he gave me some of his [italics]verses[end italics] on [italics]C. Fox[end italics], and if there is a corner in this letter, I must send them to you, for I was [italics]delighted[end italics] and desired to have them [four-line French verse, "A L'Orateur Fox," follows as postscript].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 20 Apr 1791 and 24 Apr 1791

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bayonne

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:

Anne Damer

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Sculptor

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

de Broc

Title:

A L'Orateur Fox

Genre:

Poetry, Politics

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9263

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

1

Page:

344

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 1, p. 344, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9263, accessed: 16 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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