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Record Number: 28323


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Thomas Edwards to Samuel Richardson, 20 March 1752:] 'As to Mr Pope, though I had some acquaintance with him, and admired him as a poet, yet I must own I never had any great opinion of him in any other light [...] With all his affectation of humanity and a general benevolence, he was certainly a very ill-natured man; and can such a one easily be a good man? 'But were I ever so indisposed, what can I vindicate? Not the morality of his essays, for I think it very faulty. Mr Warburton has, indeed, tinkered it in some places to make it look orthodox, but yet it will not hold water [comments further on Warburton's edition of Pope]'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1751 and 20 Mar 1752

Country:

England

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:

Thomas Edwards

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

'Essays'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. William Warburton

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28323

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Title:

Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1804

Vol:

3

Page:

43-44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family  (London, 1804), 3, p. 43-44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28323, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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