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Record Number: 9230


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In a 1735 letter to Lady Hertford, [Elizabeth Singer] Rowe observes that the "Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot" "Seems to be writ with a malice more than human, and has surely something infernal in it. It is surprising, that a man can divest himself of the tender sentiments of nature so far, as deliberately to give anguish and confusion to beings of his own kind".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1735 and 31 Dec 1735

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:

Elizabeth Singer Rowe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1674

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

dissenting

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 Dr Arbuthnot

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9230

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:

73

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 73, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9230, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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