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Record 22859

Reading Experience:

'Doctor Hawkesworth has left a Tragedy in manuscript, which I have had the reading of, that I think capital; if want of Probability in the Story be excusable, for that seems to me its only Defect: but Hawkesworth doubtless was one of the few, both as a Man & a Writer; his ode on Life in Some of the latter Vols of Dodsley's Collection has more of an original Poem about it than one often meets with, & his Story of Sultan Amurath in the Adventurer excels any Eastern Tale either by Addison or Johnson: there is another Number of the Adventurer particularly happy in showing off the Foibles in common Life; I mean the Story of Mr Friendly & his Nephew John'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1776 and 31 Jul 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: John Hawkesworth
Title: Adventurer, The
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: including number 17
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 22859  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 328
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 328,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:



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