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Record Number: 20592


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The pleasure we had in reading "Patronage" has been even increased by reading the [torn and illegible] but I should not say we, for Sir Samuel could not get past the first volume. Surely it is vastly inferior to all her other publications and the only moral I can find out is that ladies should not go without pockets. It had to me all the defects of her other novels without any of their beauties, and the impression on my mind all the time I was reading it was similar to that of a tormenting dream, wherever you getg to the same disagreeable objects present themselves'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 26 Apr 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

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[novel by a lady novelist]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20592

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:

72-3

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 72-3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20592, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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