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Record Number: 13968


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Letter to Mrs Ourry September 1791 'Clanship, doubtless, narrows the affections, and produces many absurd and unpleasing associations; yet it is better to love forty or fifty people warmly and exclusively on absurd grounds, than to love nobody at all; and then pretend to love all the world (which does not care a straw for you, as the Parisian philosophers do, on whom the demons of scepticism and discord will soon visit all the mischiefs they are doing, and far greater mischiefs they occasion). My poor dear Odyssey tells a fine story of Aeolus having the winds in a bag, and what havoc followed when they were unskilfully let out. Now, I think popular writers possess bags, in which those winds are contained that blow the embers of discontent into flames of destruction ?.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1755 and Sep 1791

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:

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13968

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:

2

Page:

p. 200-1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807 (London, 1807), 2, p. p. 200-1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13968, accessed: 24 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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