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Record Number: 28387


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Delany to Samuel Richardson, 16 August 1751: 'I am now reading Dr Young's Night Thoughts, and can hardly forbear sending him a rapture of thanks for the entertainment and delight they give me, and above all for raising my mind so much above [italics]This poor terrestrial citadel of man[end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1751 and 16 Aug 1751

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:

Mary Delany

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1700

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Artist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Young

Title:

Night Thoughts

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28387

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:

4

Page:

48

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), 4, p. 48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28387, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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