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Record Number: 20588


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Or perhaps she [Madame de Stael] may wish to have it appear as if she thought so [that English women were less uncouth than they used to be] since she wrote the history of Lady Edgermond's Society "elles sont d'une grace d'une simplicite charmante et belles comme le jour", but I am not certain that she would not place us all or at least with a very few exceptions on Lady Cooke's bench of idiots'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1807 and 12 Aug 1813

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Great Russell St

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:

Anne Romilly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Garbett



Text Being Read:

Author:

Germaine de Stael

Title:

Corinne, or Italy

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20588

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Romilly

Editor:

Samuel Henry Romilly

Title:

Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1936

Vol:

n/a

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20588, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

year of birth a guess - she was married in Jan. 1794, aged about 24.

   
   
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