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Record Number: 28233


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 1 September 1762:] 'Yesterday evening we were entertained by one of the noblest storms I ever enjoyed, and truly this was not enjoyed without some mixture of terror. My mother sat with me till past one, and I tried to amuse away her fears as suitably as I could by reading her some of the noblest passages in Dr Young. By that hour we were both, even in spite of [italics] him [end italics], somewhat sleepy, and there was an interval of lightning (I mean an interval of darkness) that made the hall just passable.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 31 Aug 1762 and 1 Sep 1762

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Lambeth

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:

Catherine Talbot

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1721

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

[Mrs] Secker (reader's mother).


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Young

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28233

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 Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

3

Page:

18

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 Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 3, p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28233, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Mrs Secker wife to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Secker.

   
   
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