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Record 28078

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 16 March 1754: '"Theorie des Sentimens Agreables" I have read some years ago, and quite forget. It made no deep impression upon me, but that may be my fault.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:Catherine Talbot
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1721
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Louis-Jean Lévesque de Pouilly
Title: Theorie des sentimens agreables
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28078  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Montagu Pennington
  Title: A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: 2
  Page: 161-162
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 2, p. 161-162, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28078, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

On 14 February 1754, Carter had written to Talbot to ask, 'Did you ever read a little French book called Theorie des Sentimens Agreables? [...] I have some curiosity about it, from hearing a very ingenious and good kind of man say it always made him form resolutions of amendment.'

 

 

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