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Record 9333

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry, Journal, 4 November 1811: 'In the evening Mrs. Damer and I read Alfieri in Italian -- but what Italian! so stuffed with Tuscanisms, so fraught with words immediately derived from the Latin, that it is hardly to be recognised as the language of Boccaccio, Machiavelli, and other Italian classics.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Nov 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:

Reading Group:Mary Berry and Anne Damer
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer (Berry); Sculptor (Damer)
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Alfieri
Title: unknown
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9333  
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: 2
  Page: 486-87
  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), 2, p. 486-87, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9333, accessed: 24 June 2019

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