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Record 23176

Reading Experience:

'When I read the Character of Cambray in this Collection, I could not keep from falling on my Knees to give God thanks for having created such a Man: It is a common Trick with me to kiss a Book that particularly pleases me - Oh this dear Bishop of Cambray! how willingly could I kiss his Robe!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 29 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: 23176  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 425
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 425,, accessed: 26 September 2022

Additional comments:



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