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Record Number: 17750


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I really wonder at, and am sorry that our tastes differ so much that you do not like Pignotti, though I like him so very much. I have read as far as the beginning of the seventh vol: and every day my interest in the work encreases. His reflexions indeed are not very brilliant, deep, or new, but they are sagacious and just; and independently of the style, the subject is, to my thinking, highly curious, and chiefly from its extraordinary resemblance to the turbulent spirit of the little Grecian Republics, who, like the Florentines, the inhabitants of Pisa, Gennoa, and Venice, were always at daggers drawn, and yet flourishing, wealthy, and devotedy fond of the fine arts' [Burney then goes on to summarise further the content of the book]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 28 Nov 1830

Country:

Italy

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Florence

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:

Italy

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lorenzo Pignotti

Title:

Storia della Toscana sino al principato

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in Italian

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17750

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:

329-30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 329-30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17750, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

letter to Henry Crabb Robinson, 28th November 1830

   
   
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