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Record 28330

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Thomas Edwards to Samuel Richardson, 29 May 1754:] 'I very much wonder, how it came to pass that I did not hear a syllable of Mr Duncombe's performance, till Miss Sally happened to rummage it out among other things for my entertainment that evening which I spent without you at North-End. I have since got it. I hope I am not bribed by the compliment to me, but I think it a very pretty poem. I indeed very much dislike the title [...] there can be no such word as Feminiad with an [italics]i[end italics] after the [italics]n[end italics] formed from femina; the Battiad, the Causidicad, and other foolish things which have come out with that termination in imitation of the Dunciad, have given people a surfeit of, and even an aversion to, "omne quod exit in ad." But what say the ladies to it? I wish it might be a means to persuade them to publish, though without names. If they would join to give us a miscellany, it would be a better collection than most we have had, and do honour both to themselves and the sex.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1754 and 29 May 1754
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: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: 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: John Duncombe
Title: The Feminiad
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28330  
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: 82
  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. 82, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28330, accessed: 26 January 2022

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