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Record 4174

Reading Experience:

?I have just excited his [her father?s] envy even to clasping his hands in distraction, by telling him of a man I met with in the middle of Grainger?s Worthies of England, who drew a mill, a miller, a bridge, a man and a horse going over the bridge with a sack of corn, all visible, upon a surface that would just cover a sixpence.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: Belgium
Time: morning
Place: city: Brussels
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 and governess
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Belgium
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: James Granger
Title: A Biographical history of England from Egbert the Great to the Revolution
Genre: History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 3 vols (1769-1774)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4174  
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 (2 vols)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 32
  Additional comments: Letter to Sophie Ruxton (23/2/1794).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 32,, accessed: 07 July 2022

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