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Record Number: 13787


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have perused the last lampoon of your ingenious friend, and am not surprised you did not find me out under the name of Sappho, because there is nothing I ever heard in our characters or circumstances to make a parallel, but as the town (except you, who know better) generally suppose Pope means me, whenever he mentions that name, which appears to be irritated by supposing her writer of the verses to the Imitator of Horace.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between Oct 1730 and 3 Jan 1735

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry, lampoon

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

Unknown

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13787

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:

258

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to Dr. Arbuthnot. 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. 258, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13787, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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