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Record Number: 12543


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'They have what they call the [italics] sublime [italics], that is, a style proper for poetry, and which is the exact Scripture style. I believe you would be pleased to see a genuine example of this; and I am very glad I have it in my power to satisfy our curiosity, by sending you a faithful copy of the verses that Ibrahim Pasha, the reigning favourite, had made for the young princess, his contracted wife...Thus the verses may be looked upon as a sample of their finest poetry...I have taken abundance of pains to get these verses in a literal translation'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 1 Apr 1717

Country:

Turkey

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Adrianople

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:

26 May 1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople.

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Turkey

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:

Ibrahim Pasha

Title:

Turkish Verses

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12543

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:

120-123.

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to Alexander Pope. 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. 120-123., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12543, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Adrianople. Unclear how the poem originally arrived in Wortley Montagu's hands, but she makes it clear she translated it with the aid of some Turkish speakers.

   
   
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