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Record Number: 444


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Very miserable. 'Like a poor Lunitick that Makes his Moan And for a time beguiles the Lookers-On He reasons well, his Eyes their Wildness lose And vows the keepers his wrong'd sense abuse. But if you hitt the cause that hurts his Brain Then his Teeth gnash; he foams; he Shakes his Chain, His Eyeballs roll, and he is madagain'. (Lee, 'Caesar Borgia')

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

13 Aug 1727

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Wandsworth, nr London
home,

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:

Gertrude Savile

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

22 Jan 1697

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

sister of George, 7th Baronet Savile,Lord of Rufford, from whom she gained an allowance

Religion:

Protestant

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:

Nathaniel Lee

Title:

Caesar Borgia. A Tragedy

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

444

Source:

Print

Author:

Gertrude Savile

Editor:

Alan Savile

Title:

Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757

Place of Publication:

Notthingham

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gertrude Savile, Alan Savile (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757 (Notthingham, 1997), p. 51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=444, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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