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Record 9708

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
To Lady Isabella King, Bath March 8th 1798 'Have you read "The Pursuits of Literature"? It is a satirical poem. I dislike satire in general, but this appears to me one of the cleverest books I ever met with, and indeed this is the general opinion respecting it... I have read Robinson on the "Illuminati". It is said by people wel-informed on the subject to be a true representation.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1797 and 8 Mar 1798
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bath
   
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:Elizabeth Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Dec 1776
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Daughter of a banker, writer
Religion: n/a
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: John Robinson
Title: Illuminati
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published 1797?
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9708  
Source - Print  
  Author: H M Bowdler
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 95
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H M Bowdler, Fragments in prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased, with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9708, accessed: 26 May 2019

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