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Record 22831

Reading Experience:

'[italics] My [end italics] Daughter Susan a Girl of seven Years old - said to me yesterday when we had done reading - I like this Book prodigiously Ma'am; the story of the Earthquake was very dismal, and that of the Dwarf very comical; 'tis better Sport to hear of such Things than to read that stupid Book about [italics] Sympathy & Poetical Language [end italics] written by the Man there with a [italics] Woman's [end italics][ Name - Doctor [italics] Betty [end italics] as you call him - She meant Dr [italics] Beattie [end italics] whose book Mrs Cumyns - her Governess had been foolish enough to put into her hands'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 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:Susan Thrale
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1770
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: daughter of Mrs Thrale


Text Being Read:

Author: James Beattie
Title: Essays on Poetry and Music
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
belonged to her governess, Mrs Cumyns


Source Information:

Record ID: 22831  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 219
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 219,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:



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