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Record 12303

Reading Experience:

[27th December]'I took my lessons and learnt part of a superb tragedy in german called "Don Carlos" with Mr Jaegle.' ... [28th December]'We finished the lecture of "Don Carlos" that interested me extremely it really is the finest trajedy I have ever read. How much do I hate the memory of the abominable Philip whilst I respected and admired that of the Marquis de Poso that faithful and tender friend who lets himself be thought a traitor in order to save the life of Don Carlos his friend to whom he was under a small obligation, who takes his own life in order to save his and what was my sorrow to see that charming man end his life in vain. The wicked Philip stabbed his son the same day through jealousy! Another thing that annoyed me was not to have the pleasure of seeing the abominable tyrant punished yet I think that he is and that certainly and already.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 27 Dec 1791
Country: Austria
Time: evening
Place: city: Wardeck
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:Elizabeth (Betsey) Wynne
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1779
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: Catholic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Austria
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Mr Jaegle
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Friedrich Schiller
Title: Don Carlos in German
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12303  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anne Fremantle
  Title: The Wynne Diaries
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1935
  Vol: I
  Page: 95
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1935), I, p. 95,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:



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