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Record 4084

Reading Experience:

"I have been laughed at unmercifully by some of the phlegmatic personages around the library table for my impatience to send you The Mine. Do you think Margaret cannot live five minutes longer without it? ... Observe, I think the poem as a drama, tiresome in the extreme, and absurd, but I wish you to see the very letters from the man in the quick silver mine which you recommended to me have been seized upon by a poet of no inferior genius. Some of the strophes of the fairies are most beautifullly poetic."
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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 Unknown
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: John Sargent
Title: The Mine; to which are added two historic odes (The vision of Stonehenge and Mary Queen of Scots)
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1786 (3rd ed. 1796)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4084  
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: 150-1
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (23/5/1806).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 150-1,, accessed: 09 December 2023

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