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Record 16638

Reading Experience:

'Did you ever read "The City of the Plague"? If you have, did you not regret that so many passages, such pure poetry, tenderness, and sublimity are mixed with descriptions that would almost prevent one from ever re-opening the volume. Plague and famine are fine subjects for the Muse, but she need not give one a medical detail of their physical horrors.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 11 Oct 1822
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:Eleanor Anne Porden
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1795
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Author
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Wilson
Title: The City of the Plague
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Constable & Co, 1816
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16638  
Source - Print  
  Author: A.G. L'Estrange
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882
  Vol: 1
  Page: 131
  Additional comments: Letter from Miss Porden to Miss Mitford, Mortlake, October 11, 1822

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 131,, accessed: 25 March 2023

Additional comments:



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