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Record 12635

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Tis true they have no public places but the bagnios...I was three days ago at one of the finest in the town, and had the opportunity of seeing a Turksih bride recieved there, and all the ceremonies used on that occasion, which made me recollect the epithalamium of Helen, by Theocritus.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 10 Apr 1718 and 19 May 1718
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 n/a
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Theocritus
Title: Idyll 18
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12635  
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: 167
  Additional comments: Letter from Wortley Montagu to her sister, the Countess of Mar. 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. 167, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12635, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

Letter was written from Constantinople

 

 

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