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Record Number: 20613


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just been beset by two of my little boys who are deep in your little books and who beg that I will give their very best love to you. One of them, 4 and a half, says, "tell Miss Edgeworth I do really think Rosamond was foolish not to choose the shoes, but her Mama made her go without them very long, I would not have made her go barefoot more than a week". You have you see produced a very young critic. He is just beginning to feel great pleasure in reading, and he never does it without making his remarks as he goes'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 7 Nov 1814

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Rosamond

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
gifts from M Edgeworth


Source Information:

Record ID:

20613

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:

95

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 95, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20613, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Charles or Edward Romilly

   
   
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