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Record Number: 22858


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Doctor Hawkesworth has left a Tragedy in manuscript, which I have had the reading of, that I think capital; if want of Probability in the Story be excusable, for that seems to me its only Defect: but Hawkesworth doubtless was one of the few, both as a Man & a Writer; his ode on Life in Some of the latter Vols of Dodsley's Collection has more of an original Poem about it than one often meets with, & his Story of Sultan Amurath in the Adventurer excels any Eastern Tale either by Addison or Johnson: there is another Number of the Adventurer particularly happy in showing off the Foibles in common Life; I mean the Story of Mr Friendly & his Nephew John'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1776 and 31 Jul 1778

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:

John Hawkesworth

Title:

Amurath

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

in Hawkesworth's 'Adventurer' 20-22

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22858

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

328

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 328, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22858, accessed: 23 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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