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Record Number: 17961


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Pray do you now and then read modern Biography? I have been highly entertained, & even interested by the Memoirs of Mathews, edited & mostly written by his wife. Well, and another lively amusing book of the same class is the Life of Grimaldi, by Dickens. Both Mathews & Grimaldi, though considered as Buffoons, were full of good feeling, & excellent private characters. I arose from the perusal of each work, with respect & love for both men; and since the publication of Crabb's Memoirs, and Campbell's Life of Mrs Siddons, I have read no Biography I like half so well'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1834 and 26 Feb 1840

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bath
specific address: 22 Henrietta Street

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:

George Crabbe

Title:

Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe

Genre:

Poetry, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

edited by his son, George Crabbe, who wrote the memoir - 1834

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17961

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:

440

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 440, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17961, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Letter to Henry Crabb Robinson, 26th Feb 1840

   
   
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