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Record Number: 9229


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'An example of vivid, if not particularly fair, criticism occurs in a letter from Lady Hertford to the countess of Pomfret in 1739. "Mr Pope has seen fit to publish a new volume of poems. It contains his 'Sober Advice', 'Seventeen Hundred and Thirty-Eight', his 'Epistle to Augustus', and several things which he had sold singly... I presume [the poem "Engraved on the collar of a dog which I gave to his royal highness"] is to prove that he can descend into Bathos, with the same alacrity that he has formerly soared to the summit of Parnassus'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1739 and 31 Dec 1739

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:

Lady Hertford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

unknown

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:

[volume of poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9229

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:

71

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 71, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9229, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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