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Record 4252

Reading Experience:

?As usual all the good I saw in my work, before it was printed, is now vanished from my sight and I remember only its faults. All the authors of both sexes, and artists too, that are not too ignorant or full of conceit to be capable of alarm tell me they have had the same feeling when about to receive judgement from the public. Besides, whatever I read appears to me so superior to my own productions, that I am in a state of most unenviable humility.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Amelia Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards
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: Amelia Opie
Title: her own works as they are published
Genre: Fiction, Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 4252  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ada Earland
  Editor: n/a
  Title: John Opie and his Circle
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1911
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ada Earland, John Opie and his Circle (London, 1911), p. 158,, accessed: 29 June 2022

Additional comments:



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