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Record Number: 593


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I wanted to have sent you a translation of the Epigram Flahaut has introduced in her book. It is Johnson's, and inserted in Piozzi's anecdotes - but my father has lent, & lost (often synomymous terms) his copy of that work, & I cannot immediately think of anybody to apply to. There are no bookish people here - on the contrary, they seem to me to look with an evil eye on every reader of every production save a newspaper.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: Oct 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:

Hester Lynch Piozzi

Title:

Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

593

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:

141

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J Clark (ed.), The Letters of S.H.B. (Athens/London, 1997), p. 141, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=593, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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