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Record 11236

Reading Experience:

'Yesterday morning I received the enclosed note from that most conceited and not over-well-bred Mons. de Lamartine. I desired my friend Madame Belloc to use her own discretion in reporting my criticisms on his Histoire des Girondins, but requested that she would convey to him the thanks and admiration of our family for the manner in which he mentioned the Abbe Edgeworth, and our admiration of the beauty of the writing of that whole passage in the work... I feel, and I am sure so will you and Mr. Butler, "What an egotist and what a puppy it is!" But ovation has turned his head.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1847 and 13 Nov 1847
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edgeworthstown
county: Ireland
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Novelist
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Alphonse-Marie-Louis Prat de Lamartine
Title: Histoire des Girondins
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1847; read in the original French
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11236  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J.C. Hare
  Title: The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 2
  Page: 330-331
  Additional comments: Letter from Maria Edgeworth to Mrs. R. Butler, from Edgeworthstown, 13 Nov, 1847.

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J.C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London, 1894), 2, p. 330-331,, accessed: 21 March 2023

Additional comments:

This is the last letter of Maria Edgeworth recorded in the 2 volumes.



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