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Record 28233

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 1 September 1762:] 'Yesterday evening we were entertained by one of the noblest storms I ever enjoyed, and truly this was not enjoyed without some mixture of terror. My mother sat with me till past one, and I tried to amuse away her fears as suitably as I could by reading her some of the noblest passages in Dr Young. By that hour we were both, even in spite of [italics] him [end italics], somewhat sleepy, and there was an interval of lightning (I mean an interval of darkness) that made the hall just passable.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 31 Aug 1762 and 1 Sep 1762
Country: England
Time: night
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: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
[Mrs] Secker (reader's mother).
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Young
Title: n/a
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28233  
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: 3
  Page: 18
  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), 3, p. 18, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28233, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

Mrs Secker wife to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Secker.

 

 

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