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Record Number: 25730


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 19 November 1803 ('Friday evening'): 'I just this moment found these lines in one of Madame de Sevigne's letters: "Il faut avouer que nous sommes a une belle distance l'une de l'autre, et que si l'on avoit quelquechose sur le coeur, dont on attendit du soulagement, on auroit un beau loisir de se pendre." The tedious six days before it is possible that I should receive your answer to my last letter are indeed enough to tempt one to some tragical end, and I know not how I shall go through them with patience.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Nov 1803

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Bath

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:

Lady Harriet Cavendish

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Aug 1785

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

Madame de Sevigne

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

25730

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer

Title:

Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1940

Vol:

n/a

Page:

78

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809 (London, 1940), p. 78, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25730, accessed: 13 July 2024


Additional Comments:

Reader and family on a two-month stay in Bath.

   
   
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