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Record 13960

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter to Miss Dunbar May 1802 [see note] 'I will give you my opinion, such as it will be after a hasty perusal, of the poem you had the goodness to send me; but you in return must give me yours of Dr. Cowper?s Malachi. I did not tell you how very ill I have been of the Cowper mania. I do not mean the doctor, but the delightful author of The task. Read his letters by Hayley, and his life, as I did, and you will find them "Of power to take the captive soul/ And lap it in Elysium."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1803
Country: unknown
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:Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1755
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Wife/widow of Church of Scotland minister then author
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Cowper
Title: The task
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13960  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Grant
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1807
  Vol: 3
  Page: 180
  Additional comments: Date of letter may be 1803 as it is in a sequence of 1803 letters. Also first date of publication of work quoted may be 1803.

Citation: Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807 (London, 1807), 3, p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13960, accessed: 24 August 2019

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