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Record 18414

Reading Experience:

'After my visit to Mrs [-], I returned home, and read Miss Seward's Letters. I think them very entertaining, though the style is much too laboured and affected for letter-writing. She is a clever woman, and they contain much reflection and criticism; there is more in them than the generality of published letters, but not one atom of simplicity or nature. In one of her letters to Walter Scott, she praises C. S.[harpe?]'s poetry, which pleases me, and will him, still more'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:Charlotte Bury
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 18 Feb 1775
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Lady-in-waiting
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Anna Seward
Title: Letters
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18414  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charlotte Bury
  Editor: A. Francis Steuart
  Title: Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1908
  Vol: II
  Page: 125
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), II, p. 125,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

The chronology of the journal is so vexed that it is difficult to ascertain dates - 1815-20



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