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Record 17673

Reading Experience:

'Have you seen the little book, "Cottage Dialogues", by Mrs Leadbetter? Edgeworths notes are lively and [nationally] characteristic as ever: but I own, I tired a little of the receipts to make cheap dishes. Without half so much ceremony & fuss and trouble, I had rather dine upon that cheap dish, an egg boiled in the shell - or a good mess of gruel and onions'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1 Aug 1811
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Leadbetter
Title: Cottage Dialogues Among the Irish Peasantry
Genre: Geography / Travel, Cookery
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17673  
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: 133
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 133,, accessed: 02 June 2020

Additional comments:

Letter to Charlotte Barrett, 1st August 1811 Notes to text were by Maria Edgeworth.



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