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Record 16505

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Russell Mitford to Elizabeth Barrett, 1 February 1838: 'I have just been reading Racine's "Letters," and Boileau's. How much one should like both, if it were not for their slavish servile devotion to the king (and I think it was real), and to that odious woman Madame de Maintenon.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1838 and 1 Feb 1838
Country: England
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:Mary Russell Mitford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1787
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Nicolas Boileau Despreaux
Title: Letters
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 16505  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 4
  Page: 10
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=16505, accessed: 19 July 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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