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Record Number: 9169


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 8 June 1811: 'Went to Lady Cork's. A curious party, where, by way of something to do, she had [John] Thelwall reading Milton's "Invocation to Light," so abominably as to amuse or shock all the company.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

8 Jun 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

John Thelwall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

27 Jul 1764

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/elocutionist

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Lady Cork Mary Berry Other party guests


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Milton

Title:

'Invocation to Light'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9169

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:

478

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. 478, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9169, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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