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Record 4083

Reading Experience:

then pitied me [my father] for the ten-mile stage I had to go alone, but I did not pity myself, for I had Sir William Jones's and Sir William Chambers's Asiatic Miscellany. the metaphysical poetry of India, however, it is not to my taste."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Mar 1806
Country: Ireland
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sir William Jones
Title: Asiatic Miscellany. pieces and extracts from various publications consisting of translations, fugitive pieces
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Calcutta, 1787
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4083  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J. C. Hare
  Title: Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London: Edward Arnold
  Date of Publication: 1894 (2 vols)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 146
  Additional comments: Letter dated March 1806

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 146,, accessed: 29 June 2022

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