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Record 4209

Reading Experience:

'Poor Godwin is a terrific example for all conjugal biography; but he has marked that path which may be avoided? The title of Mrs Owens? new work has something very charming in it: ?Ida of Athens? ? I have not yet been able to read any of her novels. I am now reading Leo the X, by Rescoe. War, religion, laws and elevated mankind are my delight, for among them I increase my love for politics of the present day, and find that our great enemy is less wicked than most heroes and politicians have been, and at the same time a vast deal wiser than them all.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between 1753 and 7 Dec 1809
Country: England
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:Elizabeth Inchbald
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 18 Oct 1753
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Actress and playwright
Religion: Roman Catholic
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Godwin
Title: Mary Wollstonecraft
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4209  
Source - Print  
  Author: Cecilia Lily Brightell
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie
  Place of Publication: Norwich
  Date of Publication: 1854
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 138-9
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Cecilia Lily Brightell, Memorials of the Life of Amelia Opie (Norwich, 1854), p. 138-9,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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