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Record Number: 6457


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Persons who have seen [the manuscript of "Clarissa"], and whom I could not deny, are Dr Heylin, and his Lady, both excellent Judges and fond of Writings of Amusement: Miss Cheyne, Daughter of my late dear Friend the Doctor; a young Lady of Taste and Reading. Mr Freke, the Surgeon, whom once I mentioned to you, and who read it with a Friend of his. Dr Young has seen a great Part of it; and Mr Cibber Senior, having heard of it, and liking "Pamela", was very desirous to see it; and I being put in hope, that he would not spare it, was desirous he should'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Jan 1746

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:

Edward Young

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman and poet

Religion:

Protestant (?)

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:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

Clarissa

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown, early MS version

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
shown by Richardson


Source Information:

Record ID:

6457

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:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6457, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter to Aaron Hill, Jan 1745/6

   
   
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