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Record Number: 20602


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'And now that I have finished all my foreign stock I may venture a few words as to your delightful little volumes which have been read with great avidity by all my elder children. I have not given "Harry and Lucy" to the younger ones. A boy of nearly nine is now reading it to me with the greatest satisfaction and interest and his elder brother of upwards of ten says, "really Mama that is a very useful as well as entertaining book. I have learnt a great many things from it that I did not know before". As you ask for their opinions I must tell you tho' from what cause I know not that "Rosamond" has always been a most distinguished favorite. Perhaps they feel a sympathy with her faults and feel that they resemble her in many things'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 6 Sep 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:

Romilly

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

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:

son of Anne Romilly



Text Being Read:

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Title:

Harry and Lucy

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
gift from M Edgeworth


Source Information:

Record ID:

20602

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:

83

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 83, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20602, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

John, Henry, Edward or Charles Romilly.

   
   
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