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Record 28126

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 7 February 1755:] 'Did not you permit Miss Highmore to give [Mrs Donnelon] a copy of your poem "To a Lady fond of Life?" She shewed it lately to Sir George Lyttleton, who thought and spoke of it as he ought, and earnestly begged for a copy. This she was too honourable to grant. The Bishop of Oxford says she was [italics]too[end italics] scrupulous.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Mrs Donnelon
Age Adult (18-100+)
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: Elizabeth Carter
Title: 'To a Lady Fond of Life'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28126  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Montagu Pennington
  Title: A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: 2
  Page: 199-200
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 2, p. 199-200, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28126, accessed: 20 January 2022

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