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Record Number: 8026


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sunday [2 Apr.] We went to St. James?s Church?heard a very indifferent Preacher, & returned to read better sermons of our own chusing.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

2 Apr 1780

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bath
county: Somerset
specific address: South Parade

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:

Frances Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

13 Jun 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

unknown

Title:

[sermons]

Genre:

Sermon

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8026

Source:

Print

Author:

Fanny Burney

Editor:

Betty Rizzo

Title:

The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

Place of Publication:

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

IV

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

Letter from Frances Burney to Susanna Elizabeth Burney, headed 'South Parade, Bath' 7 April' [1780]

Citation:

Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003), IV, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8026, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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