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Record Number: 18493


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Letters bring Lady M. W. M[ontagu] into my head, which I now do not confess in public ever to have read, for they are deemed so naughty by all the world, that one must keep up one's reputation for modesty, and try to blush whenever they are mentioned. Seriously dear [-], I never was more surprised with any publication in my life. It was, perhaps, no wonder that the editor, my Lord of W[harncliffe], cheated by the charms of his subject, might lose his head and in the last volume kick up his heels at Horace Walpole and Dr Cole, and print the letters about Reevemonde, &c. But how the discreet Lady Louisa S[tuart]t could sanction this, I cannot guess'. [he then comments at length on Lady Mary Wortley Montagu]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 19 Feb 1821

Country:

Scotland

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:

Mr Sharpe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Wortley Montagu

Title:

Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

edited by Lord Wharncliffe

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18493

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

II

Page:

224-5

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), II, p. 224-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18493, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Journal entry is dated 20th January and year seems likely to be 1820 or 1821 as Queen Caroline's death follows soon after and some nearby entries are dated 1820.

   
   
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