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Record 28261

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 23 August 1766, on her pursuit of her 'journal-letter scheme':] 'I shall fancy if I write thus Journal-wise, by bits and scraps, that I am Dean Swift, and you Stella and Mrs Dingley, for we are reading those three new volumes, in which he writes to them in that style [...] I love him in those letters very well'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Aug 1766 and 23 Aug 1766
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:

Reading Group:Catherine Talbot and family
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer and family
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: Jonathan Swift
Title: Letters
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In new three-volume edition
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28261  
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: 138
  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. 138, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28261, accessed: 04 July 2022

Additional comments:

Talbot lived in the household of her stepfather, Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury.

 

 

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