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Record 19061

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I was yesterday at Belleim, the winter palace of the King [of Portugal] [...] The house is by no means fine, and did not the garden and other appurtenances atone for it, it would hardly be worth the trouble of going to see, but those indeed are well worthy of a traveller's Notice. This garden contains within it variety enough to satisfy a Sir William Chalmers [sic], and had I not read his account of what a garden ought to be, I should not venture to express all I saw under that single appellation, but tho' it is far from being so extensive as his plan, yet it contains a great deal more than his three natural notes of earth, air and water, water, earth and air.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1772 and 31 Dec 1776
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Janet Schaw
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sir William Chambers
Title: A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening
Genre: Arts / architecture, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1772
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 19061  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Schaw
  Editor: Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews
  Title: Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 1934
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 245-246
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Schaw, Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews (ed.), Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776 (New Haven, 1934), p. 245-246, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19061, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:

Source eds conjecture that Schaw aged between 35 and 40 at time of writing.

 

 

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