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Record 9320

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 21 April 1794: 'I have found on my table a rhapsody in verse on my recovery, so extravagant that, coupled with the post-mark [italics]Isleworth[end italics], it can come from no mortal but our neighbour whose Cupid from the top of his gazebo was drowned [goes on to provide synopsis and to transcribe various lines].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 16 Apr 1794 and 21 Apr 1794
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:Horace Walpole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Sep 1717
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: anon
Title: poem on recovery of Horace Walpole [apparently from illness]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9320  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 1
  Page: 431
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 1, p. 431, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9320, accessed: 18 July 2019

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