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Record 28316

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Thomas Edwards to Samuel Richardson, 30 March 1751:] 'I never was master of any edition of Spenser but Rowe's, which, upon my first reading it, appeared to be published in a very hasty and careless manner: a very great number of faults I could discover and correct, without comparing with any other edition. Some time since I borrowed the folio of 1609; but it was not till lately that I could get a sight of the first quarto of 1590, which was published in Spenser's lifetime: and I proposed this summer, if I should have life and health, to collate the three together, -- as indeed I have begun to do [discusses this editorial project and related issues further]'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
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:Thomas Edwards
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
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: Edmund Spenser
Title: ?The Works of Mr Edmund Spenser
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: ?London: J. Tonson, 1715.
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28316  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  Title: Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1804
  Vol: 3
  Page: 14
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anna Laetitia Barbauld (ed.), Correspondence of Samuel Richardson [...] Selected from the original manuscripts, bequeathed by him to his family  (London, 1804), 3, p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28316, accessed: 06 July 2022

Additional comments:

Edwards appears to be confusing the 1715 Tonson edition of Spenser (edited by Hughes) confused with the 1709 Tonson Shakespeare, the latter of which was edited by Nicholas Rowe.

 

 

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