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Record 8850

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
The Dowager Lady Spencer to Mary Berry, from Nuneham (seat of George Simon, second Earl of Harcourt), 21 August 1799: 'Have you ever seen the 3d vol. of Mason's Poems, published two years ago? I never did till I came here; and I have found some sweet things in them, which I have been reading this morning in the flower-garden facing the cinerary urn Lord Harcourt has erected to his memory [goes on to transcribe final six lines of sonnet written by Mason 'in his 70th year'].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Aug 1799 and 21 Aug 1799
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Nuneham
other location: Garden
   
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:G., Dowager Lady Spencer
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: aristocrat
Religion: unknown
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: William Mason
Title: Poems (third volume)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1797
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8850  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 2
  Page: 94
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 94, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8850, accessed: 22 August 2019

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