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Record 18480

Reading Experience:

'Affectation is never more tiresome and ridiculous than in a letter. Madame de Sevigne was the best letter-writer that ever existed. I would rank Swift and Lord Chesterfield next. Voltaire to me is charming; but then I suspect he studied his epistles, as Lord Orford certainly did, and so had little merit. Heloise wrote beautifully in the old time; but we are very poor, both in England and Scotland, as to such matters'.
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:Mr Sharpe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: correspondent of Charlotte Bury


Text Being Read:

Author: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Title: Letters to his Son
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18480  
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: 204
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-In-Waiting, The (London, 1908), II, p. 204,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Chronology unclear as ever with Charlotte Bury's diary and included letters - letter dated probably 1819 or 1820



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