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Record 28379

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Anne Donnellan to Samuel Richardson, 14 July 1750:] 'I have received infinite pleasure, and something better, from the collection of sublime sentences which you have so ably made the divine Clarissa apply to in her deepest distresses. 'I am also much obliged to you for the little book, which seems composed with a pious spirit; but I own calling them Psalms disappointed me. I never met with any composition, either as paraphrase or imitation of those divine compositions, that I liked; they come so infinitely short of the true sublime, that I should rather chuse a mere human composition in any other shape. 'I must also thank you for the canons of Mr Warburton's antagonist, which I had read before I left London, but forgot to return you [sic]. They made me laugh: a great merit to us splenetic folks!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1750 and 14 Jul 1750
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:Anne Donnellan
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
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: Samuel Richardson
Title: Clarissa
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28379  
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: 4
  Page: 7-8
  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), 4, p. 7-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28379, accessed: 24 January 2022

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