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Record Number: 13028


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Letter V, "Letters on Daily Life": 'I wonder whether you ever met with an old-fashioned story called "Eyes and no Eyes." It was written, I think, by Mrs. Barbauld. I read it when I was a child. It went to show that two persons going for a walk through the same fields might return home with totally different impressions made upon them.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 19 Feb 1815 and 19 Feb 1832

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 Missing Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Feb 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Great Britain

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Title:

'Eyes, and No Eyes; or, The Art of Seeing'

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13028

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Letters on Daily Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1885

Vol:

n/a

Page:

33-34

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Letters on Daily Life (London, 1885), p. 33-34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13028, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Story 'Eyes, and No Eyes; or, The Art of Seeing' appears in John Aikin, "Evenings at Home; or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces, for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons". (6 vols, 1794) vol.4 -- Aikin being Barbauld's brother (there are various editions of this work).

   
   
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