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Record Number: 5822


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr Rishton read "The Faerie Queene" to Frances Burney and her sisters, "in which he is extremely delicate, omitting whatever, to the poet's great disgrace, has crept in that is improper for a woman's ear".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

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:

Rishton

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Frances Burney and her sisters


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edmund Spenser

Title:

The Faerie Queene

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5822

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation.

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

106

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's reading in Britain, 1750-1835. A dangerous recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 106, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5822, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

See Annie Raine Ellis (ed), The Early diary of Frances Burney 1768-1778 (1889) Vol 1 p. 243.

   
   
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