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Record Number: 17587


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As I chose that my recent course of extravagance should die a melodious death [...] the last indulgence I gave it was the purchase of "The Lady of the Lake". How sweet, and to my fancy, bewitching a poem it is!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 23 Jun 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Chelsea College

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Lady of the Lake, The

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17587

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J. Clark

Title:

Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The

Place of Publication:

Athens GA / London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

121

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 121, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17587, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter to Charlotte Barrett, August 15th 1810. SHB had read the poem by June 23rd.

   
   
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