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Record 444

Reading Experience:

Very miserable. 'Like a poor Lunitick that Makes his Moan And for a time beguiles the Lookers-On He reasons well, his Eyes their Wildness lose And vows the keepers his wrong'd sense abuse. But if you hitt the cause that hurts his Brain Then his Teeth gnash; he foams; he Shakes his Chain, His Eyeballs roll, and he is madagain'. (Lee, 'Caesar Borgia')
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 13 Aug 1727
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Wandsworth, nr London
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:Gertrude Savile
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1697
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: sister of George, 7th Baronet Savile,Lord of Rufford, from whom she gained an allowance
Religion: Protestant
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: Nathaniel Lee
Title: Caesar Borgia. A Tragedy
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 444  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gertrude Savile
  Editor: Alan Savile
  Title: Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757
  Place of Publication: Notthingham
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 51
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gertrude Savile, Alan Savile (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757 (Notthingham, 1997), p. 51,, accessed: 04 March 2024

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