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Record 140

Reading Experience:

'Dr Delany read his wife an eclectic range of books from Eusebius' "Life of Constantine the Great" to "Peregrine Pickle".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Patrick Delany
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1685
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and clergyman
Religion: Church of Ireland
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
his wife, Mary Delany
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Tobias Smollett
Title: Peregrine Pickle
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 140  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacqueline Pearson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation.
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1999
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 172,, accessed: 26 January 2023

Additional comments:

see Llanover (ed.) "Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs Delany" Vol. III, pp.137 and/or 162



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