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Record Number: 20591


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was indeed surprised to find my name in "Patronage" but my surprise was principally caused by finding such honourable mention made of me and by seeing myself in company with those whom I have no pretensions to associate with. No person but Miss Edgeworth would call "Patronage" a trivial performance, but even she has not a right to call it so. Like most of her other works, under the form of a mere book of amusement it conveys the most important lessons. I hope that the publication of it will add greatly to the lively satisfaction she must feel when she reflects how greatly her writings have contributed to improve the condition of mankind, and what mischievous follies and frailties they have in numerous individuals corrected or repressed'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 22 Feb 1814

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:

Samuel Romilly

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1 Mar 1757

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

lawyer and aristocrat

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:

Maria Edgeworth

Title:

Patronage

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20591

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:

67-8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 67-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20591, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter from S. Romilly, to Richard Edgeworth, Maria's father.

   
   
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