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Record 28148

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 15 August 1758, following Talbot's stepfather's appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, and his household's change of residence:] 'I have not had any spare time, not but that I have lounged away many a half hour over Ben Jonson, Marivaux's Spectateur Francois, and any such idle books as chance presented me'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jul 1758 and 15 Aug 1758
Country: England
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: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Ben Jonson
Title: n/a
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28148  
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: 275
  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. 275, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28148, accessed: 06 February 2023

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