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Record 20491

Reading Experience:

'The former [apparently a letter from Louisa Clinton, praising LS -or someone else? - extravagantly] discomposed me, trenching upon all the old forbidden ground. Even Madame de Sevigne's reiterated encomiums on her daughter and extreme professions of fondness, have in some degree this effect. And you may depend upon it, dear Lou, that exaggerated praise of any person, nay, of anything, is sure to leave on the mind of every hearer an impression rather unfavourable to that person or thing'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 7 Oct 1820
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: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: Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne
Title: [Letters]
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 20491  
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: 187
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 187,, accessed: 31 March 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Louisa Clinton.



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