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Record Number: 22702


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Cob was once the general name the general English Word I mean for a Spider, Cobweb is still left from this Root, & I believe when Ben Jonson wrote Every Man in his Humour the Word was not quite gone because of all the company meeting at [italics] Cob's [end italics] House which is described to be very dirty & full of Spiders'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 30 Sep 1777

Country:

n/a

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:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Jan 1741

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Salusbury



Text Being Read:

Author:

Ben Jonson

Title:

Every Man in his Humour

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22702

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

145

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 145, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22702, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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