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Record 17675

Reading Experience:

'I have finished all dear old Sevigne's letters, and since then read Anquetils' "Louis XIV, Sa Cour, et le Regent". - a most admirably entertaining work, in four moderate little volumes. He stells a story of Le Regent truly characteristic - He was obliged to pass a few days in the country which he hated, & the people round him perceiving his ennui, proposed une partie de chasse - "Non, je n'aime pas la chasse" - A game at billiards - "Non, je n'aime pas le billiard" - Une lecture amusante - "Non, je n'aime pas la lecture". Then what [underlined] should [end underlining] they do? - Why nothing - for to own the truth, he had no pleasure in innocent amusements. [His] words were 'Je n'aime point les plaisirs innocents!" - [The] laughable though desperate profligacy of this answer, makes me shout.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 15 Aug 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Chelsea College
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:Sarah Harriet Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Aug 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: n/a
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: Louis-Pierre Anquetil
Title: Louis XIV, sa cour et le Regent
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
probably her father's copy


Source Information:

Record ID: 17675  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sarah Harriet Burney
  Editor: Lorna J. Clark
  Title: Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The
  Place of Publication: Athens GA / London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 137-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 137-8,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to Charlotte Barrett, 14th-15th August 1811



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