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Record 28380

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Anne Donnellan to Samuel Richardson, 14 July 1750:] '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.'
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:
Title: 'Psalms'
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28380  
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=28380, accessed: 24 January 2022

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