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Record 16643

Reading Experience:

'The short and simple annals of the poor, which have lately poured in such profusion from the Scottish press, I thought at first exquisitely beautiful and pathetic, and the tone of piety which pervaded them, at once appeared as a national characteristic, and was sublime in its simplicity. But after reading a succession of them I wearied of the beauty, the pathos, and even the piety, for they were brought forward too often, and betrayed too much of stage trick.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 23 Mar 1824
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 Galt
Title: Annals of the Parish
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16643  
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: 148
  Additional comments: Letter from E.A. Porden to Miss Mitford, Devonshire St, March 23, 1824

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 148,, accessed: 29 November 2023

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