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Record 12280

Reading Experience:

'the Storry [of Philemon and Baucis] pleases mee, none in Ovide soe much. I remember I cryed when I read it, mee thought they were the perfectest Characters of a con[ten]ted marriage . . .'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Sep 1653 and 30 Sep 1653
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: county: Bedfordshire
specific address: Chicksands Priory
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:Dorothy Osborne
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1627
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Anglican
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: Ovid
Title: Metamorphoses
Genre: Classics, Fiction
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: A translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses was first published in 1626, and a copy of a 1632 edition with the signature 'D. Osborne' has been noted.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12280  
Source - Print  
  Author: Dorothy Osborne
  Editor: Kenneth Parker
  Title: Letters to Sir William Temple
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1987
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 164-65
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Osborne, Kenneth Parker (ed.), Letters to Sir William Temple (London, 1987), p. 164-65,, accessed: 24 January 2022

Additional comments:



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