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Record Number: 20764


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[editor's words] Previous to her arrival in Stirlingshire she had learnt to read with distinctness and propriety; and, under the tuition of Mrs Marshall, became an adept in this rare accomplishment. In books she soon discovered a substitute even for a playmate: her first hero was Wallace, with whom she became enamoured, by learning to recite Blind Harry's Lays. Two or three of Shakespeare's historical plays came in her way; the history of England followed. She happened to meet with Ogilvie's translation of Homer's Iliad, and soon learnt to idolize Achilles, and almost to dream of Hector'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1767 and 31 Dec 1769

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Stirlingshire

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:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jul 1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[A history of England]

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20764

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Editor:

Miss Benger

Title:

Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton with a Selection from her Correspondence

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1819

Vol:

n/a

Page:

35

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Hamilton, Miss Benger (ed.), Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton with a Selection from her Correspondence (London, 1819), p. 35, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20764, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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