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Record 12626

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I endeavour to persuade myself that I live in a more agreeable variety that you do; and that Monday, setting of partridges - Tuesday, reading English - Wednesday, studying the Turkish language (in which, by the way, I am already very learned - Thursday, classical authors.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1689 and 17 Jun 1717
Country: Current day Serbia
Time: n/a
Place: city: Belgrade
   
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: Current day Serbia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12626  
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: 144
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to the Abbe Conti. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing's 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), n/a, p. 144, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12626, accessed: 30 January 2023

Additional comments:

It is unclear what 'English' or which classical authors Wortley Montagu was reading. Similarly, it is unclear what she was using to study the Turkish language.

 

 

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