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Record Number: 9224


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was simultaneously complemented and embarrassed by Pope's tribute in "Epistle to Mr Gay". She sent a copy of the verses to her sister in Paris, but she explained she had "stiffle'd" them in England... Lady Mary characteristically felt the impropriety as much as the flattery of Pope's admiration'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1720 and 31 Apr 1722

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:

Mary Wortley Montagu

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

26 May 1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

Unknown

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Epistle to Mr Gay

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9224

Source:

Print

Author:

Claudia Thomas

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers

Place of Publication:

Carbondale and Edwardsville

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9224, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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