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Mary Delany


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 : plays

'Mary Delaney frequently discussed her reading of plays.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Delany      Print: Unknown


Edward Young : Night Thoughts

Mary Delany to Samuel Richardson, 16 August 1751: 'I am now reading Dr Young's Night Thoughts, and can hardly forbear sending him a rapture of thanks for the entertainment and delight they give me, and above all for raising my mind so much above [italics]This poor terrestrial citadel of man[end italics].'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Delany      Print: Book


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