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Record 16685

Reading Experience:

'Madam, I can hardly feel that I am addressing an entire stranger in the author of "Our Village", and yet I know it is right and proper that I should apologize for the liberty I am taking. But really, after having accompanied you, as I have done again and again, in "violeting," and seeking for wood-sorrel ? after having been with you to call upon Mrs. Allen in "the dell", and becoming thoroughly acquainted with May and Lizzie, I cannot but hope that you will kindly pardon my obtrusion, and that my name may be sufficiently known to you to plead my case. There are writers whose works we cannot read without feeling as if we really had looked with them upon the scenes they bring before us, and as if such communion had almost given us a claim to something more than the mere intercourse between authors and "gentle readers". Will you allow me to say that your writings have this effect up me, and that you have taught me, in making me know and love your "Village" so well, to wish for further knowledge also of her who has so vividly impressed its dingles and copses upon my imagination, and peopled them so cheerily with healthful and happy beings?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1824 and 6 Jun 1827
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:Felicia Hemans
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Sep 1793
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: Mary Russell Mitford
Title: Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16685  
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: 173
  Additional comments: Letter from Felicia Hemans to Miss Mitford, Rhyllon, St. Asaph, June 6, 1827

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 173,, accessed: 20 May 2024

Additional comments:



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