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Record Number: 86


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My father reads Cowper to us in the evening, to which I listen when I can.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 19 Dec 1798

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:

George Austen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1731

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Jane Austen, Mrs Austen


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Cowper

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

86

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Austen

Editor:

Deirdre Le Faye

Title:

Jane Austen's Letters

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

Letter from Jane to Cassandra Austen, 18-19 December 1798

Citation:

Jane Austen, Deirdre Le Faye (ed.), Jane Austen's Letters (Oxford, 1995), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=86, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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