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Record 25730

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 19 November 1803 ('Friday evening'): 'I just this moment found these lines in one of Madame de Sevigne's letters: "Il faut avouer que nous sommes a une belle distance l'une de l'autre, et que si l'on avoit quelquechose sur le coeur, dont on attendit du soulagement, on auroit un beau loisir de se pendre." The tedious six days before it is possible that I should receive your answer to my last letter are indeed enough to tempt one to some tragical end, and I know not how I shall go through them with patience.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Nov 1803
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Bath
   
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:Lady Harriet Cavendish
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Madame de Sevigne
Title: Letters
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25730  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer
  Title: Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 78
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809 (London, 1940), p. 78, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25730, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

Reader and family on a two-month stay in Bath.

 

 

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