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Record 13028

Reading Experience:

From Letter V, "Letters on Daily Life": 'I wonder whether you ever met with an old-fashioned story called "Eyes and no Eyes." It was written, I think, by Mrs. Barbauld. I read it when I was a child. It went to show that two persons going for a walk through the same fields might return home with totally different impressions made upon them.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 19 Feb 1815 and 19 Feb 1832
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:Elizabeth Missing Sewell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 19 Feb 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: Great Britain
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Title: 'Eyes, and No Eyes; or, The Art of Seeing'
Genre: Fiction, Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13028  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Missing Sewell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Letters on Daily Life
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1885
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 33-34
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Letters on Daily Life (London, 1885), p. 33-34,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

Story 'Eyes, and No Eyes; or, The Art of Seeing' appears in John Aikin, "Evenings at Home; or, The Juvenile Budget Opened. Consisting of a Variety of Miscellaneous Pieces, for the Instruction and Amusement of Young Persons". (6 vols, 1794) vol.4 -- Aikin being Barbauld's brother (there are various editions of this work).



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