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Record Number: 9328


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 22 November 1795: 'I will, while expecting Marchand [...] transcribe the wonderful Sanscrit paragraph which you found t'other morning in Murphy's "Portugal," and which you will like to possess: -- '"From whose splendid virtues, the great men, who delight to sport in the atoms which float in the beams of light issuing from the beauty of the leaf of the sleepy Ketahee of the diadem of the goddess Saraskatee, went to adorn the females of the eight points."'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 5 Nov 1795 and 22 Nov 1795

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: Twickenham
specific address: Strawberry Hill

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 Berry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Mar 1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Anglican

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:

[probably] James Murphy

Title:

[probably] Travels in Portugal ... in the Years 1789-90

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

[1795]

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9328

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:

489

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. 489, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9328, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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