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Record 28219

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 17 April 1760:] 'As you was, upon the whole, I believe, very determined to go into the country [following visit to Talbot 'on Tuesday'], I denied myself the telling you how very sorry and grieved I was to part with you. Perhaps I did wrong [...] I have learnt from the heroines of Parthenissa that these sorts of offences are never to be forgiven. Oh dear, what a precious treasure of false thoughts, and refinements, and hyperbole have you brought me in that volume. It does me a vast deal of good, for its absurdities make me laugh more than any book of intended humour could do.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Apr 1760 and 17 Apr 1760
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Lambeth
   
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: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Roger Boyle
Title: Parthenissa
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28219  
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: 316-317
  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. 316-317, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28219, accessed: 19 July 2024

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