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Record 4112

Reading Experience:

?I have been reading a power of good books; Montesquieu Sur la grandeur and d?cadence des Romains, which I recommend to you as a book you will admire, because it furnishes so much food for thought, it shows how history may be studied for the advantage of mankind, not for the mere purpose of remembering facts and reporting them.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Feb 1805
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: Governess and 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: Charles-Louis Montesquieu
Title: Causes de la grandeur des Romains et de leur decadence
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1734
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4112  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J C Hare
  Title: The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London (Edward Arnold)
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: vol 1
  Page: 139-40
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (26/2/1805). Maria has the title of Montesquieu's book slightly wrong.

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J C Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London (Edward Arnold), 1894), vol 1, p. 139-40,, accessed: 07 July 2022

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