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Record 3566

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
"Ford Cottage, July 18th, 1865. Have you read Ruskin's "Sesame and Lilies", his two last lectures? The book sent me to bed so unhappy, that all was wrong and out of joint, and he does not help one to mend it."
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
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:Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1818
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Great Lady, painted and drew - charitable work with emphasis on education of poor children
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England (born in Paris, British Embassy)
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: John Ruskin
Title: Sesame and Lilies
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Science, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1865
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 3566  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Virginia Surtees
  Title: Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 65
  Additional comments: This letter is quoted in the editor's footnote to Ruskin's letter to the Marchioness (W 50, 12 October 1865).

Citation: John Ruskin, Virginia Surtees (ed.), Sublime and Instructive. Letters from John Ruskin to Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Anna Blunden and Ellen Heaton. (London, 1972), p. 65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=3566, accessed: 24 May 2019

Additional comments:

Editor's footnote: The Story of two Noble Lives, being Memorials of Charlotte, Countess Canning, and Louisa, Marchioness of Waterford, Augustus J. C. Hare, 3 vols, London, George Allen, 1893.

 

 

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