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Record Number: 22829


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Dr Burney] could write admirable Verses had he Leisure and Inclination so to do. He has shewn me in Confidence a little Poem partly on the Plan & in the Spirit of the Dunciad in which are some exquisite Strokes of Satire well express'd, with great fertility of Allusion too, & his personified Characters of Science, Wit, and Taste, are as happily finished as 'tis possible'. [some speciumens of the verse are given]

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1777

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:

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Charles Burney

Title:

[verses modelled on 'The Dunciad']

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
shown by Charles Burney


Source Information:

Record ID:

22829

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

217

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 217, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22829, accessed: 27 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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