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Record 27784

Reading Experience:

21 August 1886: 'It is a great effort to me to think of moving; my feeling of desolation makes it difficult for me to decide on any change, and yet I am always eager to be at work. A passage in Macaulay's Essay on Atterbury struck me very much the other day. He says: "Grief, which disposes gentle natures to retirement, to inaction and to meditation, only makes restless spirits more restless." I am sure this is the case with me, I must be always doing something. My reading, this past summer, has chiefly been Macaulay's History. It has been of immense interest to me, but I forget it almost as fast as I read it. My chief time for reading is in the night if I happen to wake, or in the early morning.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 May 1886 and 21 Aug 1886
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Babington Macauley
Title: History
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27784  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 192
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 192,, accessed: 20 April 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte was still grieving the loss of her husband Charles Schreiber, who had died on 29 March 1884.



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