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Record 21531

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Lady Miller's collection of verses by fashionable people, which were put into her Vase at Batheaston Villa, near Bath, in competition for honorary prizes, being mentioned, he held them very cheap: "[italics] Bouts rimes [end italics] (said he), is a mere conceit, and an [italics] old [end italics] conceit [italics] now [end italics]; I wonder how people were persuaded to write in that manner for this lady."
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 2 Apr 1775
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:Samuel Johnson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1709
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [verses deposited in Lady Miller's vase]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published 1775
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21531  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Boswell
  Editor: R.W. Chapman
  Title: Life of Johnson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 608
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 608, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21531, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791.

 

 

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