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Record Number: 12610


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Day was beautifull and I enjoyed the sweetness of the weather in riding walking and sitting out in the fields with a book - "Charles Grandisson" I am but at the second volume much amuses me I have begun to read also in English Robertsons history of America and Blairs lectures on Rhetoric and belles lettres - We have bought these books at Basle where they are well printed and cheap'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

27 Feb 1793

Country:

Austria

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Wardeck
other location: out in the fields

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:

Elizabeth (Betsey) Wynne

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Austria

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Hugh Blair

Title:

Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

possibly a Swiss edition

Provenance

owned
bought at Basle


Source Information:

Record ID:

12610

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anne Fremantle

Title:

The Wynne Diaries

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

I

Page:

192-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1935), I, p. 192-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12610, accessed: 03 October 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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