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Record 9235

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[Anna Seward's] training was not necessarily less rigorous for being informal and solitary. Seward scoffed at a male contemporary who claimed never to have read or studied poetry. "If Shakespeare's talents were miracles of uncultured intuition, we feel, that neither Milton's, Pope's, Akenside's, Gray's or Darwin's were such, but that poetic investigation, and long familiarity with the best writers in that line, cooperated to produce their excellence".'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1747 and 31 Dec 1809
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:Anna Seward
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1747
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
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: Mark Akenside
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9235  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claudia Thomas
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers
  Place of Publication: Carbondale and Edwardsville
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 112
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 112, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9235, accessed: 25 June 2019

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