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Record 13955

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Letter to Miss Dunbar April 25 1802 '?Now I have to satisfy you as to my favourite poem of Burns. Doubtless the Daisy is the most finished, and excels in simple elegance. ?The De?il himsel? in humour, exquisite, peculiar humour. I confess, if decorous people could be reconciled to blackguardism, John Hornbook is the very emperor of blackguards ?.' [ continues comments on Burns]
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between Jan 1755 and 25 Apr 1802
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: Robert Burns
Title: [Poems]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13955  
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: 3
  Page: 122-5
  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), 3, p. 122-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13955, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

Date range given as birth to date of letter.

 

 

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