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Record Number: 6449


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Methinks, Sir, Mr Pope might employ his Time, and his admirable Genius better than in exposing Insects of a Day: For if these Authors would live longer, they should not be put down as Dunces.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1743

Country:

England

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:

Samuel Richardson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Aug 1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

printer and author

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Dunciad

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
being sent to George Cheyne at New York Public Library


Source Information:

Record ID:

6449

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Editor:

John Carroll

Title:

Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

57

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 57, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6449, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

Letter to George Cheyne, Jan 1742/3

   
   
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