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Record 28387

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Delany to Samuel Richardson, 16 August 1751: 'I am now reading Dr Young's Night Thoughts, and can hardly forbear sending him a rapture of thanks for the entertainment and delight they give me, and above all for raising my mind so much above [italics]This poor terrestrial citadel of man[end italics].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Aug 1751 and 16 Aug 1751
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:Mary Delany
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1700
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Artist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
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: Edward Young
Title: Night Thoughts
Genre: Other religious, Poetry, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28387  
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: 48
  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. 48, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28387, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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