Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 9320


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 21 April 1794: 'I have found on my table a rhapsody in verse on my recovery, so extravagant that, coupled with the post-mark [italics]Isleworth[end italics], it can come from no mortal but our neighbour whose Cupid from the top of his gazebo was drowned [goes on to provide synopsis and to transcribe various lines].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 16 Apr 1794 and 21 Apr 1794

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:

anon

Title:

poem on recovery of Horace Walpole [apparently from illness]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9320

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:

431

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. 431, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9320, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design