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Record 22834

Reading Experience:

'Mr Seward has just brought me a very great Curiosity a Copy of English Verses written by Jones the Orientalist when only 13 Years old. Both the Authour & his Friend swear to their Authenticity or I would not take the Trouble to transcribe them here - it is an Ode in honour of St Caecilia's day Descriptive of the Effects of Musick'. [the poem is given]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 7 Mar 1778
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: William Jones
Title: [MS Ode on St Cecilia's Day]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
shown by Dr Seward


Source Information:

Record ID: 22834  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 237
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 237,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:



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