Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 22689

Reading Experience:

'Here follows a Sonnet written by Giuseppe Pecio to call Voltaire into Italy; Lord Sandys read it here as excellent in its kind, & I took a Copy more to please him however than myself, - I do not see much in it'. [the sonnet follows]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 30 Sep 1777
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:Hester Lynch Thrale
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Jan 1741
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Wales
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Giuseppe Pecio
Title: [sonnet to Voltaire]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read and copied


Source Information:

Record ID: 22689  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 124
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 124,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

in Italian



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)