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Century of ExperienceEvidenceName of Reader / Listener / Reading GroupAuthor of TextTitle of TextForm of Text
1700-1799'[opinion of William Mason's play, "Caractacus", entered in diary]: 'My soul melted into every pleasing sensation, the...Anna Larpent William MasonCaractacusPrint: Book
1700-1799[opinion of Thomson's Edward and Elinora, entered in diary]: 'A most affecting tale, pleasingly tender - fraught with ...Anna Larpent James ThomsonEdward and ElinoraUnknown
1700-1799'I returned home and read four chapters of Winn's abridgement of Lock[e] on the human understanding. The transition fr...Anna Larpent John LockeEssay on human understandingPrint: Book
1700-1799[note in diary upon finishing Mackintosh's "Vindiciae Gallicae"]: 'As far as I am a Judge I think this work very well ...Anna Larpent James MackintoshVindiciae GalliciaePrint: Book
1700-1799'I went through that extraordinary work of Lord Monboddo on the "Origin of Language". I was entertained and instructed...Anna Larpent Lord MonboddoOf the origin and progress of languagePrint: Book
1700-1799'Staying at a house in Kings Thorpe, Northamptonshire in 1780, Anna began reading "Les milles et une nuits" after a co...Anna Larpent Les mille et une nuitsPrint: Book
1700-1799'Though Anna studied pious works almost constantly, she almost never commented in her diary on her religious reading ....Anna Larpent [sermons]Print: Book
1700-1799'She used passages from Defoe's "Tour through the whole island of Great Britain" to prepare her two boys for a visit t...Anna Larpent Daniel DefoeTour through the whole island of Great BritainPrint: Book
1700-1799[We then read aloud a dialogue on taste by Mr Ramsay, a lively original book with some entertaining and instructive re...Anna Larpent Ramsaya dialogue on tastePrint: Book
1700-1799'On 9 April 1792 Anna Margaretta Larpent rose at 7.30, a little earlier than her usual, "spent some time", as she desc...Anna Larpent Thomas PaineRights of manPrint: Book
1700-1799'In October 1792... the Larpents were reading Joseph Priestley on "The origin of government" "rather to lead conversat...Anna Larpent Joseph PriestleyOn the origin of governmentPrint: Book
1700-1799'In a ritual that was to be repeated throughout the holidays, Anna and John [her son] read passages from an instructiv...Anna Larpent Sarah TrimmerSacred historyPrint: Book
1700-1799'Larpent listened while her husband and stepson read aloud to her from the newspapers and Sutherland's "Tour of Consta...stepson of Anna Larpent SutherlandTour of ConstantinoplePrint: Book
1700-1799'While her friends were engaged in different sorts of women's work... she read them a great favourite, the sentimental...Anna Larpent Pierre MarivauxMariennePrint: Book
1700-1799'In the month of April 1792... Anna read Richardson's "Clarissa" for the second time - "the style is prolix, the manne...Anna Larpent Samuel RichardsonClarissaPrint: Book
1700-1799'A novel by Thomas Holcroft, "Anna St Ives", dismissed as "sad stuff I cannot read on".'Anna Larpent Thomas HolcroftAnna St IvesPrint: Book
1700-1799[in April 1792 Larpent read] 'Smellie's "Philosophy of Nature" [sic] which she considered poorly organized but of suff...Anna Larpent William SmelliePhilosophy of Natural HistoryPrint: Book
'Anna Larpent's diary mentions over 440 titles, including forty-six English novels (She preferred those by women or wo...Anna Larpent variousvariousPrint: Book
1700-1799'The story of Percy is simple, pathetic, distressing, this worked up to the most moving height of distress; the power ...Anna Larpent Hannah MorePercyPrint: Book
1700-1799'With a fine imagination and command of Language Charlotte Smith cannot write without Interest [.] this is an odd work...Anna Larpent Charlotte SmithDesmondPrint: Book


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