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Record Number: 9162


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mr Roscoe' to Mary Berry: 'I may almost be said to have past the last ten or twelve days in your society; for having been confined to the house by indisposition, my chief pleasure has been the perusal of Madame du Deffand's Letters with the notes, together with Lord Orford's corespondence, which, of all the books in our language, is the best calculated for the study of a convalescent [...] On the table before me lay the beginning of a letter intended to thank you for the four elegant volumes whch I some time since received, although I have scarcely since this interval of leisure, had time to look into them [goes on to discuss the work in detail].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1810

Country:

unknown

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:

Mr Roscoe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

unknown

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Madame du Deffand

Title:

Letters

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, History, Biography, Letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Mary Berry. 4 vols, 1810

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9162

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:

429

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. 429, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9162, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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