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Record Number: 23372


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was reading something of Swift one Day & commending him as a Writer - I cannot endure Swift replied my eldest Daughter; every thing of his seems to be [italics] Froth [end italics] I think, and that Froth is [italics] Dirty [end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 1 Jan 1782

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 Maria Thrale

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1764

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23372

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

524

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 524, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23372, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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