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Record Number: 9254


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 8 November 1790: 'In this country the stock of the National Assembly is fallen down to bankruptcy [...] the fatal blow has been at last given by Mr. Burke. His pamphlet ["Reflections on the Revolution in France"] came out this day se'ennight, and is far superior to what was expected even by his warmest admirers. I have redde it twice, and tho' of 350 pages, I wish I could repeat every page by heart. It is sublime, profound, and gay. The wit and satire are equally brilliant, and the whole is wise, tho' in some points he goes too far, yet in general there is far less want of judgement than could be expected from [italics]him[end italics].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 2 Nov 1798 and 8 Nov 1790

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:

Horace Walpole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Sep 1717

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Edmund Burke

Title:

Reflections on the Revolution in France

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Politics, Law

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9254

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:

1

Page:

250-51

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), 1, p. 250-51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9254, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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