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Record 23174

Reading Experience:

'2 February 1780.] Here is Dr Pepys come with a Manuscript of Dr Spence's for Johnson's Use & Inspection now he is writing the Lives of the poets: It is an admirable [italics] Ana [end italics] to be sure, containing anecdotes of Pope, Prior, &c. &c. everybody who has a Name: poor Spence thought he had taken care to keep it from the public Eye, & now we are all reading it; well!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 2 Feb 1780
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Streatham Park
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: Joseph Spence
Title: Anecdotes
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: later published (1820)
Provenance: read in situ
shown by Dr Pepys


Source Information:

Record ID: 23174  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 424
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 424,, accessed: 26 January 2023

Additional comments:



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