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Record Number: 12631


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have got for you, as you desire, a Turkish love-letter, which I have put in a little box, and ordered the captain of the Smyrniote to deliver it to you with this letter. The translation of it is as literally as follows: The first piece you should pull out of the purse is a little pearl, which is in Turkish called [italics] Ingi [italics]...You see this letter is all verses, and I can assure you there is as much fancy shewn in the choice of them, as in the most studied expressions of our letters; there being, I believe, a million of verses designed for this use.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1689 and 16 Mar 1718

Country:

Turkey

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Constantinople

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:

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry, Romantic poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
Given as a gift to the recipient of the letter.


Source Information:

Record ID:

12631

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:

159-160

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to an unnamed Lady. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing's 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), n/a, p. 159-160, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12631, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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