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Record Number: 22771


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Transcribed in Elizabeth Lyttelton's hand, John Norris, 'Beauty'. Lyttelton signals the continuation of the poem across three pages with a series of asterisks.

Century:

1600-1699, 1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1670 and 31 Dec 1713

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:

Elizabeth Lyttelton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1648

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Norris

Title:

Beauty

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Printed in John Norris, A Collection of Miscellanies: Consisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses, and Letters (1687), pp. 133-5.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22771

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Lyttelton

Title:

Elizabeth Lyttelton's Commonplace Book

Location:

Cambridge University Library

Call No:

MS Add. 8460

Page/Folio:

5v

Citation:

Elizabeth Lyttelton, Elizabeth Lyttelton's Commonplace Book Cambridge University Library, p. MS Add. 8460, p. 5v, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22771, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

By kind permission of Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online (http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/). See http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/images/index.php?ms=Add.8640&page=12 for digitised image.

   
   
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