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Record 17884

Reading Experience:

'The papers are sent to me very regularly by the kind Shuldhams, and I read them with indescribable eagerness; but they take away my spirits for the rest of the day. The affairs of Ireland - the horrors that appear to be hanging over the heads of the poor dear Poles - the Conflagrations in England, &c, &c - all these, are tremendous circumstances'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 6 Feb 1811 and 11 Feb 1831
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:

Title: [newspapers]
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
from the Shuldhams


Source Information:

Record ID: 17884  
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: 338
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 338,, accessed: 26 May 2020

Additional comments:

letter to Henry Crabb Robinson, 6-11 February 1831



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