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Record 12288

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I am now so much alone, I have leisure to pass whole days in reading, but am not at all proper for so delicate an employment as choosing you books. Your own fancy will better direct you. My study at present is nothing but dictionaries and grammars...I find the study so diverting, I am not only easy, but pleased with the solitude that indulges it.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 8 Aug 1709
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Thoresby
county: Nottinghamshire
   
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:Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1789
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [dictionaries]
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12288  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1906
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 14
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to Miss Anne Wortley. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent.

Citation: Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762 (London, 1906), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12288, accessed: 30 January 2023

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