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Record 12536

Reading Experience:

'I was very well pleased with having seen this entertainment [a marksmanship contest for the ladies of the Austrian court], and I do not know but it might make as good a figure as the prize-shooting in the Eneid, if I could write as well as Virgil.'
Date: Between 1 Jan 1689 and 14 Sep 1716
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 1689
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople.
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.


Text Being Read:

Author: Virgil
Title: Aeneid
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: unknown
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12536  
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: 70-71
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to her sister, the Countess of Mar. 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. 70-71,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Vienna.



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