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Record Number: 4183


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?This evening my father has been reading out Gay?s Trivia to our great entertainment. I wished very much, my dear aunt, that you and Sophy had been sitting round the fire with us. If you have Trivia, and if you have time, will you humour your niece so far as to look at it? I think there are many things in it which will please you, especially the ?Patten and the Shoeblack?, and the old woman hovering over her little fire in a hard winter. Pray tell me if you like it.?

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

evening

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

R.L. Edgeworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Christian (Church of England)

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Maria Edgeworth and (unnamed) others.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Gay

Title:

Trivia: or the art of walking the streets of London

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1716

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4183

Source:

Print

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Editor:

Augustus J. C. Hare

Title:

The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth

Place of Publication:

London: Edward Arnold

Date of Publication:

1894 (2 vols)

Vol:

1

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

Letter to Mrs Ruxton (18/11/1793).

Citation:

Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4183, accessed: 24 May 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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