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Record 28272

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 10 October 1767:] 'Pray, pray get on as fast as you can with your Arabic, that you may be fit to translate for us forty-four Assemblies, or ingenious conversations, by Hariri, the son of Himam; there are fifty of them, six just translated by a gentleman of Cambridge, and we are undone to know whether the whole fifty can be equally dull and unedifying. Did you ever read Noah? it seems to me even in the translation delightfully fine.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jul 1767 and 10 Oct 1767
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Lambeth
   
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1721
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
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: Muhammad al-Qasim ibn Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Hariri
Title: Six assemblies; or, ingenious conversations of learned men among the Arabians
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Cambridge: Printed by J. Archdeacon [...] for Merrill, 1767.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28272  
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: 3
  Page: 156
  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), 3, p. 156, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28272, accessed: 18 July 2019

Additional comments:

Talbot lived in the household of her stepfather, Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

 

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