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Record 17587

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'As I chose that my recent course of extravagance should die a melodious death [...] the last indulgence I gave it was the purchase of "The Lady of the Lake". How sweet, and to my fancy, bewitching a poem it is!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 23 Jun 1810
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Chelsea College
   
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:Sarah Harriet Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Aug 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Lady of the Lake, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 17587  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sarah Harriet Burney
  Editor: Lorna J. Clark
  Title: Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The
  Place of Publication: Athens GA / London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 121
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 121, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=17587, accessed: 14 November 2019

Additional comments:

Letter to Charlotte Barrett, August 15th 1810. SHB had read the poem by June 23rd.

 

 

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