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Record 17687

Reading Experience:

'I hope, that considering the thickness of the Volumes, and the impossibility of reading any work of Miss Edgeworth's with the carelessness and haste a common Novel may be skimmed over with, I shall not be thought to have detained "Patronage" a [underlined] very[end underlining] unreasonabe time. I thank you most cordially for the loan. Nobody more thoroughly venerates the admirable Author than I do - And in this last work, she really has excelled herself! Every young man ought particularly to study it - but it contains many hints useful and good for all ages, conditions, and characters. She is the pride of Englsh female writers - and I do positively believe, the most useful author, whether male or female, now existing'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 24 Jan 1814
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: Maria Edgeworth
Title: Patronage
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from Henry Colburn


Source Information:

Record ID: 17687  
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: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 179,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:

Letter to Henry Colburn, 24th January 1814



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