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Record Number: 12280


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'the Storry [of Philemon and Baucis] pleases mee, none in Ovide soe much. I remember I cryed when I read it, mee thought they were the perfectest Characters of a con[ten]ted marriage . . .'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1653 and 30 Sep 1653

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Chicksands Priory

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:

Dorothy Osborne

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1627

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Ovid

Title:

Metamorphoses

Genre:

Classics, Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

A translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses was first published in 1626, and a copy of a 1632 edition with the signature 'D. Osborne' has been noted.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12280

Source:

Print

Author:

Dorothy Osborne

Editor:

Kenneth Parker

Title:

Letters to Sir William Temple

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

n/a

Page:

164-65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Dorothy Osborne, Kenneth Parker (ed.), Letters to Sir William Temple (London, 1987), p. 164-65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12280, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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