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Record Number: 13777


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Here is the work of one week of my solitude - by the many faults in it your Lordship will easily believe I spend no more time upon it; it was hardly finished when I was obliged to begin my journey, and I had not leisure to write it over again. You have it here without any corrections, with all its blots and errors: as I endeavoured at no beauty of style, but to keep as literally as I could to the sense of the author. My only intention in presenting it, is to ask your lordship whether I have understood Epictetus?'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1689 and 20 Jul 1710

Country:

England

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:

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

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Epictetus

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Unknown

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13777

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:

251

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to the Bishop of Salisbury, accompanied by a copy of her translation of Epictetus. 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. 251, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13777, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.

   
   
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