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Record Number: 591


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I have been steadily & delightedly reading Mitford's History. First of all, he is an Historian after my own heart, and I really believe a perfectly upright & honest man [...] the merit of this history is great, in proving that bad as the world is now, even under Christian regulations, it is not nationally anywhere so bad as it was in Pagan Greece - except during the height and fury of the French Revolution - and still and ever perhaps inTurkey.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

From: 1 Aug 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Chelsea
specific address: Chelsea College

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:

housekeeper

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:

William Mitford

Title:

The History of Greece

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

591

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J Clark

Title:

The Letters of S.H.B.

Place of Publication:

Athens/London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

132-133

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J Clark (ed.), The Letters of S.H.B. (Athens/London, 1997), p. 132-133, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=591, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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