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Record 20427

Reading Experience:

'Do not suppose, however, that I am at present reading the ["Bride of Lammermoor" and "Legend of Montrose"] for the first time. I have had it by heart these five weeks. It possesses the same power of captivating the attention as its predecessors; one may find this or that fault but who does not read on? The Master of Ravenscroft is perhaps the best [italics] lover [end italics] the author ever drew; and oh! how glad I was to hear the true notes of the old lyre in Annot Lyle's matin song!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1819 and 11 Aug 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Gloucester Place
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:Louisa, Lady Stuart
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1757
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
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: Walter Scott
Title: Bride of Lammermoor, The
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20427  
Source - Print  
  Author: Louisa Stuart
  Editor: R. Brimley Johnson
  Title: Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1926
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 158,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

letter to Walter Scott



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