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Record 28142

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 7 May 1756:] 'Has Mr Johnson sent you his new edition of Sir Thomas Browne's Christian Morals? 'Tis a collection of the noblest thoughts, drest in the uncouthest language possible, for which reason few will read, and half of those despise, a book as superior to Mr Greville's [Reflections, Maxims, and Characters...] as Epictetus to Tom Thumb.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1756 and 7 May 1756
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:Catherine Talbot
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1721
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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: Thomas Browne
Title: Christian Morals
Genre: Other religious, Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Ed. Johnson, 1756
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28142  
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: 232-233
  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. 232-233, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28142, accessed: 19 July 2024

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