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Record Number: 17675


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have finished all dear old Sevigne's letters, and since then read Anquetils' "Louis XIV, Sa Cour, et le Regent". - a most admirably entertaining work, in four moderate little volumes. He stells a story of Le Regent truly characteristic - He was obliged to pass a few days in the country which he hated, & the people round him perceiving his ennui, proposed une partie de chasse - "Non, je n'aime pas la chasse" - A game at billiards - "Non, je n'aime pas le billiard" - Une lecture amusante - "Non, je n'aime pas la lecture". Then what [underlined] should [end underlining] they do? - Why nothing - for to own the truth, he had no pleasure in innocent amusements. [His] words were 'Je n'aime point les plaisirs innocents!" - [The] laughable though desperate profligacy of this answer, makes me shout.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 15 Aug 1811

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:

Louis-Pierre Anquetil

Title:

Louis XIV, sa cour et le Regent

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
probably her father's copy


Source Information:

Record ID:

17675

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:

137-8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 137-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17675, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Letter to Charlotte Barrett, 14th-15th August 1811

   
   
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