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Record Number: 5454


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Horne Tooke is a dirty dog - he gives the derivation of such words! - There sits Mr Wilbraham two hours every morning in the library, sniggering and shaking his fat sides over such grave nastiness as is enough to make a modest soul like me blush or turn sick: and he always puts a little paper mark into the worst passages to show them to me when I go down. Was ever anything so impertinent & insulting! As if I loved dirt.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1806 and 30 Nov 1806

Country:

England

Time

morning: am (for 2 hours)

Place:

other location: The Library, Delamere Lodge

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

governess

Religion:

n/a

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:

John Horne Tooke

Title:

Epea Pteroenta, or the Diversions of Purley

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5454

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J. Clark

Title:

The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney

Place of Publication:

Athens, London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

74

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney (Athens, London, 1997), p. 74, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5454, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

read with George Wilbraham (1741-1813), but not sure if he is listener?

   
   
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