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Record Number: 483


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Went into the park...Back to our dinner at 2. Spent the afternoon walking and sitting, and I read 3 Acts of 'The Conscious Lovers'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

4 Jul 1728

Country:

England

Time

daytime: 'the afternoon' (after 2.00 pm, before 7.30 pm)

Place:

city: Greenwich
location in dwelling
The Park, Greenwich

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:

(Sir) Richard Steele

Title:

The Conscious Lovers. A Comedy.

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

483

Source:

Print

Author:

Gertrude Savile

Editor:

Alan Saville

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Nottingham

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

120

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gertrude Savile, Alan Saville (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757 (Nottingham, 1997), p. 120, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=483, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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