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Record Number: 26588


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday, 27 March 1826: 'I answerd two modest requests [for assistance with sons' career advancement] from widow Ladies -- One whom I had already assisted on some law business on the footing of her having visited my mother [...] Another widowed dame whose claim is having read Marmion and the Lady of the Lake besides a promise to read all my other works [...] demands that I shall either pay £200 to get her cub into some place or settle him in a seminary of education [...] I do believe your destitute widow, especially if she hath a charge of children and one or two fit for patronage, is one of the most impudent animals living.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Marmion

Genre:

Fiction, History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26588

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

120

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 120, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26588, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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