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Record Number: 12623


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Rain again and rain forever. I read a great deal of Robertson's "History of Scotland". I cannot forgive Elizabeth's behaviour and though Mary's is very shameful yet I cannot help feeling a sort of partiality for her, a partiality which is a tribute that I pay to her endless misfortunes and which prompts me to think that if Elizabeth had sought protection in Mary's arms she would have found a sure azylum and a hasty succour there. Robertson in giving Mary's character, perfectly expressed what you must feel in reading her history. "You throw a veil over her frailties and faults, and approve of your tears as if they were shed for an object who drew much nearer to protection".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

25 Nov 1796

Country:

Italy

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Porto Ferrajo
county: Elba

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:

Eugenia Wynne

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Robertson

Title:

The History of Scotland during the Reigns of Queen Mary and of King James VI till his Accession to the Crown of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12623

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anne Fremantle

Title:

The Wynne Diaries

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1937

Vol:

II

Page:

135

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1937), II, p. 135, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12623, accessed: 06 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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