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Record Number: 13644


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Quotes Milton throughout work:V.1 pp 25,75,90,101,169,190; V.2 pp118,206; V.3 p.87. Ex. Letter XI To Miss Reid, Glasgow, Fort William, May 17 1773 V.1 p.90 'If Fort Augustus be such a place, I will certainly become a votary of the ?Pensive nun, devout and pure,/ Sober, stedfast [sic], and demure? whom we used to admire so much. Expect to see me when we meet ?With sable stole of cypress lawn/ O?er my decent shoulders drawn."'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1755 and 31 Dec 1800

Country:

Scotland

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:

Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1755

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Wife/widow of Church of Scotland minister then author

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Milton

Title:

[Works]

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

13644

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Grant

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1807

Vol:

Vols 1-3

Page:

Various

Additional Comments:

Works quoted include: Il Pensoroso; Paradise Lost; Comus

Citation:

Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807 (London, 1807), Vols 1-3, p. Various, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13644, accessed: 18 July 2024


Additional Comments:

Date range given is birth to date of last letter with a Milton quotation.

   
   
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