Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 20672

Reading Experience:

'Have you not been delighted with Mrs Marcet? What an extraordinary work for a woman! Everybody who understands the subject is in a state of astonishment, and those, who like me know very little or nothing about it, are delighted with the knowledge they have acquired. One of our ci-devant Judges, Sir James Mansfield, who in his 83rd year devours all that is new in Literature, is charmed and laments extremely that he did not know as much as that Book has taught him when he was at the Bar'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 17 Dec 1816
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Great Russell St
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:Anne Romilly
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1773
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: nee Garbett


Text Being Read:

Author: Jane Haldimand Marcet
Title: Conversations on Political Economy
Genre: Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20672  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Romilly
  Editor: Samuel Henry Romilly
  Title: Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1936
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 160
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 160,, accessed: 30 May 2020

Additional comments:

Date of birth a guess: AR was married in Jan 1798, aged about 24



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)