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Record Number: 9053


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 29 August 1807: 'In the evening read a good deal of the last Scotch Review [...] What they say of Mr. Hope [author of "Household Furniture and Internal Decorations executed from Designs"], though he lays himself open to ridicule, is ill-natured and often in bad taste. An excellent criticism upon Cobbett's weekly journal, exposing, in the clearest manner, his shameful inconsistencies [...] and holding up upon true Whig principles our real defects and real misconduct [...] only wishing them to be considered as they are, and not confounded with preposterous exaggeration in the minds of the people. But alas! the people read Cobbett, and will never read the Scotch Review.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Aug 1807

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London

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:

16 Mar 1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

Title:

The Scotch Review

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics, Arts / architecture, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

1807

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9053

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

326

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 326, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9053, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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