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Record 20527

Reading Experience:

'I have been feasting upon the Demonology and Witchcraft; yet some stories freshly rung in my ears, and I am sure fully equal to any of those you tell, give me a longing to attack you for civilly supposing the present [italics] enlightened age [end italics] rejects the superstitions of our forefathers because they were absurd' [LS then talks about the vogue for 'Animal Magnetism', saying superstitions are a matter of fashion]
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 25 Oct 1830
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: Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Astrology / alchemy / occult
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20527  
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: 235
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The (London, 1926), p. 235,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Letter to Walter Scott.



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