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Record 15451

Reading Experience:

'Thursday March 16th. [...] Read the Life of Adam Smith [makes notes on this] [...] In Smith's Treatise concerning the Imitative Arts I find the following: "The Minuet, where the Lady passes & repasses the Gentleman, then gives him one hand and then another, and at last both, is supposed to be a[...] Moorish dance emblematic of the passion of love." So little did our prudish grandmother's [sic] know what they were about.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 16 Mar 1820
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Pisa
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:Claire Clairmont
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1798
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: trainee writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Adam Smith
Title: Treatise on the Imitative Arts
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In 1795 edition of Adam Smith, Essays on Philosophical Subjects
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15451  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claire Clairmont
  Editor: Marion Kingston Stocking
  Title: The Journals of Claire Clairmont
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 134
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 134,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

See p.134 n.14 in source for details on edition of text probably read here.



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