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Record 22692

Reading Experience:

'I saw there [at Hampton] likewise a sweet pretty little Copy of Verses from a Gentleman to his Wife on the Subject of his giving her an elegant Penknife as a Present. I was not permitted to write it out, & can remember the two first Lines only'. [these are given]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 30 Sep 1777
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Hampton
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: nee Salusbury


Text Being Read:

Title: [verses to a wife, about a penknife]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Hampton


Source Information:

Record ID: 22692  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 125
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 125,, accessed: 30 November 2023

Additional comments:

possibly by Garrick?



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