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Record 13934

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter to Miss Ewing November 14 1778 'I have cut all the leaves out of a great old goose of a book, and there I have placed those pretty pictures in regular succession; with Miss Ourry?s, and Mrs Sprot?s; cousin Jean?s letters, which I value much for the vein of original humour that runs through them, are there too: so are some of Beattie?s poems. You can?t think how diligently I peruse this good book. Watts on the Passions is not dearer to you; for, warm as he is in your workbag, do you think your paper bag of epistles can ever lift its head in competition to my great book?'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1755 and 14 Nov 1778
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:Anne Grant [nee MacVicar]
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1755
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Wife/widow of Church of Scotland minister then author
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: James Beattie
Title: Poems
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13934  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Grant
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1807
  Vol: 2
  Page: 52
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Grant, Letters from the mountains; being the real correspondence of a lady, between the year 1773 and 1807 (London, 1807), 2, p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13934, accessed: 08 February 2023

Additional comments:

Date range given as birth to date of letter;

 

 

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