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Record 4183

Reading Experience:

?This evening my father has been reading out Gay?s Trivia to our great entertainment. I wished very much, my dear aunt, that you and Sophy had been sitting round the fire with us. If you have Trivia, and if you have time, will you humour your niece so far as to look at it? I think there are many things in it which will please you, especially the ?Patten and the Shoeblack?, and the old woman hovering over her little fire in a hard winter. Pray tell me if you like it.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
Time: evening
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:R.L. Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Maria Edgeworth and (unnamed) others.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Gay
Title: Trivia: or the art of walking the streets of London
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1716
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4183  
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: 31
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (18/11/1793).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J. C. Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London: Edward Arnold, 1894 (2 vols)), 1, p. 31,, accessed: 01 July 2022

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