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Record 16825

Reading Experience:

'It is not my interest to recommend it but in justice to what I owe to your amusement I must advise you to read the Lettres du Marquis de Roselle, if you have not yet seen them. They are written by the wife of Monsieur Beaumont who has got so much credit by defending the family of Calas. I do not recommend the boasted Siege of Calais to you, though it contains some good lines, but the conduct is woeful.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 17 Apr 1765
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:Horace Walpole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Sep 1717
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Politician
Religion: Protestant
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: Pierre-Laurent Buirette de Belloy
Title: Le Siege de Calais
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1765
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16825  
Source - Print  
  Author: Horace Walpole
  Editor: W.S. Lewis
  Title: Horace Walpole Correspondence
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1755
  Vol: n/a
  Page: n/a
  Additional comments: Horace Walpole to Rev. William Mason, Wednesday 17th April 1765.

Citation: Horace Walpole, W.S. Lewis (ed.), Horace Walpole Correspondence (1755),, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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