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Record Number: 9746


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

To Miss Hunt, St Winifred's Dale, August 18 1793 'I admire the German you sent me extremely. I have read none since you left me, except two books of Dr Randolph's "Den Golden Spiegel", which is an imitation of an Eastern tale, by way of making dissertations upon government. It is entertaining and there is an account of a happy valley, that makes one long to live in it. The other book is Wiessen's Poems (Lyrische Gedischte) some of which are very pretty.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1793 and 18 Aug 1793

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bath
other location: With Bowdler family

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:

Elizabeth Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Dec 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daughter of a banker, writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Wiessen

Title:

Lyrische Gedischte

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

9746

Source:

Print

Author:

H M Bowdler

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H M Bowdler, Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9746, accessed: 18 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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