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Record Number: 9880


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When Mrs Hinde (the Old Lady) would sometimes talk to her about Books, she?d cry out, "Prithee don?t talk to me about books?as I never read any Books, but men & Cards"?But let any Body read [ital] her [close ital] Book; & then tell me, if she did not draw Characters with as masterly a hand as Sr Joshua Reynolds. "Go thou and do likewise."'

Century:

1600-1699, 1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

Sarah Churchill

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1660

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

wife of the Duke of Marlborough

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

editor's note: 'a commonly attributed remark'



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9880

Source:

Print

Author:

Fanny Burney

Editor:

Betty Rizzo

Title:

The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

Place of Publication:

London: Oxford University Press

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

IV

Page:

73

Additional Comments:

In a letter to Fanny Burney Samuel Crisp. dated 27 April 1780 from Chessington.

Citation:

Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (London: Oxford University Press, 2003), IV, p. 73, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9880, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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