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Martial  : unknown

Mary Berry to Anne Damer, from Rome, 3 April 1821: 'I have got a charming little [italics]savant[end italics], who reads with me two or three times a week [...] I have been excessively amused in reading Martial, Livy, Suetonius, &c. &c. with him on the spot where they were written, and comparing the descriptions with the actual state of the scenes described.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Berry      Print: Book


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