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Record Number: 28031


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

J. Duncombe, of Benet College, Cambridge, to Samuel Richardson, 17 November 1751: 'I have been reading lately, with great satisfaction, the Letters of Lord Orrery on Dr Swift; and pleased myself with reflecting on the resemblance they bear to those of Cicero, in the tender expressions of his love for his children [comments further]'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1751 and 17 Nov 1751

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Cambridge

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:

J. Duncombe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lord Orrery

Title:

Letters on Swift

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28031

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Title:

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by him to his Family

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1804

Vol:

2

Page:

276

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson: Selected from the Original Manuscripts, Bequeathed by him to his Family (London, 1804), 2, p. 276, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28031, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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