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Record 12281

Reading Experience:

'Parthenissa is now my company[,] my Brother sent it downe and I have almost read it, tis hansome Language you would know it to bee writt by a person of good Quality though you were not tolde it, but in the whole I am not very much taken with it, all the Story's have too neer a resemblance with those of Other Romances there is nothing of new or surprenant in them . . . '
Century: 1600-1699
Date: Between 1 Feb 1654 and 28 Feb 1654
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: Roger Boyle
Title: Parthenissa
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: the first (of three) parts was published in 1654
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12281  
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: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Dorothy Osborne, Kenneth Parker (ed.), Letters to Sir William Temple (London, 1987), p. 179,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:



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