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Record 28015

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Edward Young to Samuel Richardson, 10 December 1745: 'Caroline [?wife] begs her best requests to Mrs Richardson and yourself, and many thanks for the present I brought her from you. She is far from well, but no symptoms of the disease we would particularly guard against: the disorder hangs chiefly on her spirits; and she told me, after she had dipt into your book, that she fancied flowers and tombs were (tho' seeming so remote) as near in nature, as in that author's composition.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Nov 1744 and 10 Dec 1744
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:Caroline [?Young]
Age Unknown
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hervey
Title: Meditations [?Among the Tombs]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28015  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  Title: The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the Original Manuscripts Bequeathed by him to his Family
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: 2
  Page: 14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the Original Manuscripts Bequeathed by him to his Family (London, 1804), 2, p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28015, accessed: 01 February 2023

Additional comments:

Title 'Meditations' supplied by source ed.

 

 

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