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Record Number: 28050


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 16 August 1751: 'Our present after-supper author is Mr Pope, in Mr Warburton's edition. Is it because one's strongest partialities, when in any point deceived, turn to the strongest prejudice of dislike, that I read those admirable poems and letters with a considerable mixture of pain and indignation? [...] one can scarce help looking upon all those eloquent expressions of benevolence and affection as too much paradox, while one sees them overbalanced by such bitterness and cutting severity [comments further].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1751 and 16 Aug 1751

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Cuddesdon
county: Oxfordshire

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:

Reading Group:

Catherine Talbot and family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Edited by William Warburton

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28050

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Montagu Pennington

Title:

A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Eliazbeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

2

Page:

46

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Eliazbeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 2, p. 46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28050, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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