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Record 23649

Reading Experience:

'I was reading to the Girls to day More's Acct of The King of Prussia's Severity to his favourite Valet who unable to endure it, shot himself' [there follows a long account of her daughters' responses and evaluation of their characters]
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 14 Aug 1783
Country: England
Time: daytime
Place: city: Weymouth
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)
her three daughters
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Moore
Title: View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland and Germany
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 23649  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 570
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 570,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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