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Record Number: 9231


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mary Lepel Hervey, although Pope's friend before her marriage,disparaged the poet in her mature correspondence. Attributing his polished style to Lord Bolingbroke's influence, she declared in 1748 that Pope "would certainly never have wrote so elegantly, but that, as he bragged, envy must own he lived among the great".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1748 and 31 Dec 1748

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 Lepel Hervey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1699

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

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:

[poetry]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9231

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:

75

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 75, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9231, accessed: 31 January 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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