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Record 28020

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Margaret Collier to Samuel Richardson, from Ryde, 3 October 1755: 'I met with some lines the other day in a translation of a famous Italian poet, which in a few expressive words, gives a better account of this sweet country, than I could in a hundred [quotes eight lines opening "She wishes much to tarry in this land ..."]. This poem was the only book of amusement I brought with me; it is called Ariosto,; or, Orlando Furioso, and is, in its way, a most wonderful piece of imagination, and really a very extraordinary work.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Sep 1755 and 3 Oct 1755
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ryde
   
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:Margaret Collier
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: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Ariosto
Title: Orlando Furioso
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28020  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  Title: The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the Original Manuscripts Bequeathed by him to his Family
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: 2
  Page: 73-74
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the Original Manuscripts Bequeathed by him to his Family (London, 1804), 2, p. 73-74, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28020, accessed: 24 June 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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