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Record 23653

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Mr James brought me some pretty Verses about Melancholy written by a Boy; Mr James tasting Verses in praise of Melancholy seems odd enough, as he is a merry Mortal, and full of native Drollery. [the verses are given and Mrs Thrale says] the 6th Stanza is worth all the rest - [italics] I think it very fine [end italics].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 8 Jan 1784
Country: n/a
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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: 'To Melancholy'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
brought by Mr James

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23653  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 584
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 584, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23653, accessed: 05 October 2022

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