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Record Number: 19560


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A spendid constellation of Poets arose in the literary horizon - I looked around for Crabbe - Why does not he, who shines as brightly as any of these, add his lustre? - I had not long thought thus when, in an Edinburgh Review, I met with reflections similar to my own, which introduced the Parish Register - Oh, it was like the sweet voice of a long-lost friend! - and glad was I to hear that voice again in the Burrough! - still more in the tales, which appear to me excelling all that preceded them - Every work is so much in unison with our own feelings, that a wish [underlined twice] for information [end underlining] concerning them & their author, received into our hearts, is strongly excited'. [Mary Leabeter later says that wishing to confirm her belief that 'the pictures are drawn from life' motivated her to write]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 7 Nov 1816

Country:

Ireland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ballitore

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:

Mary Leadbeter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Ireland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Edinburgh Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19560

Source:

Print

Author:

George Crabbe

Editor:

Thomas Faulkner

Title:

Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1985

Vol:

n/a

Page:

195

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

George Crabbe, Thomas Faulkner (ed.), Selected Letters and Journals of George Crabbe (Oxford, 1985), p. 195, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19560, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Assistant editor Rhonda Blair. Letter from Mary Leadbeter to George Crabbe

   
   
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