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Record Number: 10380


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This is a sad story about Mrs Powlett. I should not have suspected her of such a thing. - She staid the Sacrament I remember, the last time that you & I did. - A hint of it, with Intitials, was in yesterday's Courier; & Mr Moore guessed it to be Ld Sackville, beleiving [sic] there was no other Viscount S. in the peerage, & so it proved.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 20 Jun 1808 and 22 Jun 1808

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Kent
specific address: Godmersham Farm

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:

Jane Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1775

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)
daughter of clergyman

Occupation:

Novelist

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[newspaper]

Genre:

newspaper

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10380

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre Le Faye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

131

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, Monday 20-Wednesday 22 June,1808, from Godmersham, Kent.

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10380, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The editor notes of this somewhat cryptic comment: 'The scandal cannot be found in the London "Courier", but see "Morning Post", 18 and 21 June 1808. "Another elopement has taken place in high life. A noble Viscount, Lord S., has gone off with a Mrs P., the wife of a relative of a Noble Marquis...'

   
   
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