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Record Number: 2352


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Balzac's] short works although not new are exquisite - La Recherche de L'Absolu- Eugenie Grandet- Modeste Mignon- The last good cheap English books that I remember were the holy verses by Dr. Kitto, & Duffy's Irish Songs & Ballads- For my own part I have been reading 21 volumes of Mirabeau & about as long of Memoires of that great statesman... What a story- & what a man! If you never read Lucas Montigny's Memoires from Mirabeau sa famille & ses ecrits. Do I conjure you. It is the most graphic book in that language of graphic memoires...Macaulay's book is very able- but one wished to find a greater sympathy especially with misfortune - He really likes nobody except that odious Dutchman.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 1848

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:

Mary Russell Mitford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Dr Kitto

Title:

holy verses

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2352

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Mary Russell Mitford

Title:

Letter to Caroline Clive, nd, early 1848

Location:

Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford

Call No:

MS Whitfield A218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Mary Russell Mitford, Letter to Caroline Clive, nd, early 1848 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield A218, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2352, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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