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Record 20607

Reading Experience:

'We have read the speech which you were so good as to send me, which I most truly consider as the effusion of honest feeling and of cultivated eloquence. In the whole of the speech there were but two words which I would have ommitted... Nothing could be added by any person of sound taste and enlarged understanding. I hope that Lady Romilly will be curious to know the two words which I would have ommitted. - The two epithets "horrible" and "foul" page 10 - because in the last lines of the preceding page you had said that vague and general terms of reprobation such as "inhuman", "sanguinary", "detestable" can convey but inadequate notions etc.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 30 Sep 1814
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edgeworth's Town
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1 Jan 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: author
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Romilly
Title: [speech on the Slave Trade]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics, speech
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by S Romilly to her father


Source Information:

Record ID: 20607  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Romilly
  Editor: Samuel Henry Romilly
  Title: Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1936
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 87-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Romilly, Samuel Henry Romilly (ed.), Romilly-Edgeworth Letters 1813-1818 (London, 1936), p. 87-8,, accessed: 07 July 2022

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