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Record 4088

Reading Experience:

"By what unction of purity our great grand mothers were preserved when they studied Pamela without danger or disgust we know not. There are many points of Richardson?s writings more injurious, because less shocking, to virtue than the sonnets of Rochester. Clarissa is less objectionable, though many of the scenes at Mrs Sinclair?s are such as are wholly unfit for modern readers.?
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:Charles Robert Maturin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1782
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Curate
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Samuel Richardson
Title: Pamela
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1748
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4088  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Robert Maturin
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The British Review and London Critical Journal
  Place of Publication: n/a
  Date of Publication: 1818
  Vol: xi (1818)
  Page: 37
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Robert Maturin, The British Review and London Critical Journal (1818), xi (1818), p. 37,, accessed: 23 June 2024

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