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Record Number: 9749


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

To Miss Hunt, April 7 1794 'I am very rich in German books right now for Dr Randolph, who has a great many, has given me his entire library, to take whatever I like. I have got your friend Kliest, which I think delightful; Hallen's poems; and Zimmerman's "Einsamkert", which pleases me more that [sic] almost any book I ever read... There are some ideas in Zimmerman's upon a future state very like your book [Essay on the happiness of the life to come].'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1793 and 7 Apr 1795

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bath
other location: With Bowdler family

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 Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Dec 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daugher of a banker, writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

With Miss Bowdler


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Zimmerman

Title:

Einsamkert

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

9749

Source:

Print

Author:

H M Bowdler

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

n/a

Page:

38

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H M Bowdler, Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 38, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9749, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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