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Record Number: 13959


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter to Miss Dunbar May 1802 [see note] 'I will give you my opinion, such as it will be after a hasty perusal, of the poem you had the goodness to send me; but you in return must give me yours of Dr. Cowper?s Malachi. I did not tell you how very ill I have been of the Cowper mania. I do not mean the doctor, but the delightful author of The Task. Read his letters by Hayley, and his life, as I did, and you will find them "Of power to take the captive soul/ And lap it in Elysium."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

1803

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:

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Hayley

Title:

[Life and letters of William Cowper]

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13959

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:

3

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

Date of letter may be 1803 as it is in a sequence of 1803 letters. Also first date of publication of work quoted may be 1803.

Citation:

Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807 (London, 1807), 3, p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13959, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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