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Record Number: 4252


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?As usual all the good I saw in my work, before it was printed, is now vanished from my sight and I remember only its faults. All the authors of both sexes, and artists too, that are not too ignorant or full of conceit to be capable of alarm tell me they have had the same feeling when about to receive judgement from the public. Besides, whatever I read appears to me so superior to my own productions, that I am in a state of most unenviable humility.?

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Amelia Opie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Nov 1769

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Amelia Opie

Title:

her own works as they are published

Genre:

Fiction, Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

4252

Source:

Print

Author:

Ada Earland

Editor:

n/a

Title:

John Opie and his Circle

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1911

Vol:

n/a

Page:

158

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle (London, 1911), p. 158, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4252, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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