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Record Number: 23653


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr James brought me some pretty Verses about Melancholy written by a Boy; Mr James tasting Verses in praise of Melancholy seems odd enough, as he is a merry Mortal, and full of native Drollery. [the verses are given and Mrs Thrale says] the 6th Stanza is worth all the rest - [italics] I think it very fine [end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 8 Jan 1784

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 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:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

'To Melancholy'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
brought by Mr James


Source Information:

Record ID:

23653

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

584

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 584, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23653, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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