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Record Number: 8828


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry to Anne Damer, October 1798: 'Do you know that I have been working as hard at Greek for this week past as you could possibly desire? The parson who I mentioned in my last, stayed till yesterday. He is a very good scholar, and much in the habit of teaching. He corrected a piece of Isocrates which I had done by myself, and then read on with me in the same oration, and whilst he was here I translated above two pages more, writing them down, I mean, and all the verbs and their parts in the opposite page'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1798 and 30 Oct 1798

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Brandsby

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:

Mary Berry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Isocrates

Title:

oration

Genre:

Classics, Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8828

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 72, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8828, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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