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Record Number: 5455


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading, and am enchanted with The Lady of the Lake. It has all the spirit of either of its predecessors, (have you read it?) and ten times the interest. When I had finished it, I remained with such a relish for Walter Scott, that I immediately borrowed and sat down to a second perusal of Marmion.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 May 1810 and 23 Jun 1810

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: 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:

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Lady of the Lake

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5455

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:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney (Athens, London, 1997), p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5455, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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