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Record 10268

Reading Experience:

'Besides their own Family we met Mr Jerningham, the Poet. I have lately been reading his poems,- if [italics] his [close italics] they may be called, for he never writes 3 lines following of which one is not borrowed,-he has not a thought, a phrase, an [italics] epithet [close italics] that is not palpably stolen!- He seems a mighty delicate Gentleman, - he looks to be [italics] painted, [close italics] & is all daintification, in manner, speech and Dress.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1780 and 29 Apr 1780
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:Frances Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Jun 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jerningham
Title: 'Poems on Various Subjects' or 'Fugitive Poetical Pieces' or poems separately published.
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1778
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10268  
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: 82
  Additional comments: Letter to Susanna Elizabeth Burney from Fanny Burney dated 29 April [1780], from Bath

Citation: Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (London: Oxford University Press, 2003), IV, p. 82,, accessed: 13 April 2024

Additional comments:

met him in Bath



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