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Record Number: 23174


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'2 February 1780.] Here is Dr Pepys come with a Manuscript of Dr Spence's for Johnson's Use & Inspection now he is writing the Lives of the poets: It is an admirable [italics] Ana [end italics] to be sure, containing anecdotes of Pope, Prior, &c. &c. everybody who has a Name: poor Spence thought he had taken care to keep it from the public Eye, & now we are all reading it; well!'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

2 Feb 1780

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Streatham Park

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:

Joseph Spence

Title:

Anecdotes

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

later published (1820)

Provenance

read in situ
shown by Dr Pepys


Source Information:

Record ID:

23174

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

424

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 424, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23174, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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