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Record 13968

Reading Experience:

Letter to Mrs Ourry September 1791 'Clanship, doubtless, narrows the affections, and produces many absurd and unpleasing associations; yet it is better to love forty or fifty people warmly and exclusively on absurd grounds, than to love nobody at all; and then pretend to love all the world (which does not care a straw for you, as the Parisian philosophers do, on whom the demons of scepticism and discord will soon visit all the mischiefs they are doing, and far greater mischiefs they occasion). My poor dear Odyssey tells a fine story of Aeolus having the winds in a bag, and what havoc followed when they were unskilfully let out. Now, I think popular writers possess bags, in which those winds are contained that blow the embers of discontent into flames of destruction ?.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1755 and Sep 1791
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: unknown
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 13968  
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: p. 200-1
  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. p. 200-1,, accessed: 26 February 2024

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