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Record Number: 6921


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With us, the "Centaur not fabulous" has met with a pretty good Reception; tho' some good People wish that it had less of the Enthusiasm of Poetry in it; less of Imagination. But are there not very fine, very solemn, very noble Strokes in almost every Page of it? Is not the Author's good Design apparent in every Line?'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 28 Feb 1755

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 writer

Religion:

unknown

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:

Edward Young

Title:

The Centaur not Fabulous; in Six Letters to a Friend on The Life in Vogue

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown, printed by Richardson so presumably read in MS

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6921

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:

324

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson (Oxford, 1964), p. 324, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6921, accessed: 21 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to Lady Echlin, Feb 1756

   
   
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