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Record Number: 20994


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[EDITOR'S WORDS] She had, however, dwelt long enough on the idea [of aging] to make it the subject of a sportive poem, which she one evening read with a smiling countenance to her little family circle' [the poem is reproduced].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1804 and 31 Dec 1816

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

city: Edinburgh

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Jul 1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Episcopalian

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

her family circle, probably including her sister


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Title:

[poem - 'Is that Auld Age']

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20994

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Editor:

Elizabeth Benger

Title:

Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, with a selection from her correspondence, and other unpublished writings

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1818

Vol:

I

Page:

200

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Hamilton, Elizabeth Benger (ed.), Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, with a selection from her correspondence, and other unpublished writings (London, 1818), I, p. 200, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20994, accessed: 29 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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