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Record 17750

Reading Experience:

'I really wonder at, and am sorry that our tastes differ so much that you do not like Pignotti, though I like him so very much. I have read as far as the beginning of the seventh vol: and every day my interest in the work encreases. His reflexions indeed are not very brilliant, deep, or new, but they are sagacious and just; and independently of the style, the subject is, to my thinking, highly curious, and chiefly from its extraordinary resemblance to the turbulent spirit of the little Grecian Republics, who, like the Florentines, the inhabitants of Pisa, Gennoa, and Venice, were always at daggers drawn, and yet flourishing, wealthy, and devotedy fond of the fine arts' [Burney then goes on to summarise further the content of the book]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 28 Nov 1830
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Florence
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Lorenzo Pignotti
Title: Storia della Toscana sino al principato
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in Italian
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17750  
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: 329-30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 329-30,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:

letter to Henry Crabb Robinson, 28th November 1830



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