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Record 27833

Reading Experience:

'As soon as I had learned to read, my great delight was that of learning epitaphs and monumental inscriptions. A story of melancholy import never failed to arrest my attention, and, before I was seven years old, I could correctly repeat Pope's Lines ot the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady; Mason's Elegy on the Death of the beautiful Countess of Coventry; and many smaller poems on similar subjects.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 27 Nov 1758 and 31 Dec 1765
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:Mary Darby
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Nov 1758
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: Alexander Pope
Title: Lines to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27833  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: M. J. Levy
  Title: Perdita. The Memoirs of Mary Robinson
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 21-22
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: M. J. Levy (ed.), Perdita. The Memoirs of Mary Robinson (London, 1994), p. 21-22,, accessed: 04 July 2022

Additional comments:



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