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Record 22365

Reading Experience:

'[letter to Hector MacNeil - H.M.] Do I not well remember hiding "Kaims's Elements of Criticism", under the cover of an easy chair, whenever I heard the approach of a footstep, well knowing the ridicule to which I should have been exposed, had I been detected in the act of looking into such a book?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1 Jan 1801
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Stirlingshire
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:Elizabeth Hamilton
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Jul 1758
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: writer
Religion: Episcopalian
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Home, Lord Kames
Title: Elements of Criticism
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22365  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Hamilton
  Editor: Elizabeth Benger
  Title: Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1818
  Vol: II
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Hamilton, Elizabeth Benger (ed.), Memoirs of the Late Mrs Elizabeth Hamilton (London, 1818), II, p. 31,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

this was when EH was a young woman living at her aunt's home, and is recounted elsewhere in the Memoirs as well.



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