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Record 12541

Reading Experience:

'I read over your Homer here with an infinite pleasure, and find several little passages explained, that I did not before entirely comprehend the beauty of...It would be too tedious to you to point out all the passages that relate to present customs.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 1 Apr 1717
Country: Turkey
Time: n/a
Place: city: Adrianople
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 26 May 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: Turkey
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: Homer
Title: Iliad
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: Pope's translation of the Iliad appeared 1715-1720.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12541  
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: 119
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to Alexander Pope. 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. 119,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Adrianople.



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