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Record Number: 12288


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am now so much alone, I have leisure to pass whole days in reading, but am not at all proper for so delicate an employment as choosing you books. Your own fancy will better direct you. My study at present is nothing but dictionaries and grammars...I find the study so diverting, I am not only easy, but pleased with the solitude that indulges it.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 8 Aug 1709

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Thoresby
county: Nottinghamshire

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:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1789

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[dictionaries]

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12288

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1906

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to Miss Anne Wortley. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent.

Citation:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 (London, 1906), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12288, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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