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Record 4458

Reading Experience:

I, who was the reader, had not seen it for several years, the rest did not know it at all. I am afraid I perceived a sad change in it, or myself ? which was worse; and the effect altogether failed. Nobody cried, and at some of the passages, the touches that I used to think so exquisite ? Oh Dear! They laughed.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 4 Sep 1826
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: other location: a friend's house
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:Lady Louisa Stuart
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1757
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: writer, poet, literary critic
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
friends (identity unspecified)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Mackenzie
Title: The Man of Feeling
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: first publication: 1771
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4458  
Source - Print  
  Author: Wilfred Partington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Private Letter-Books of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Longon
  Date of Publication: 1930
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 273
  Additional comments: Lady Louisa Stuart, Letter to Sir Walter Scott, 4 September 1826. The passage also contains reflections on "the alterations of taste produced by time".

Citation: Wilfred Partington, The Private Letter-Books of Sir Walter Scott (Longon, 1930), p. 273,, accessed: 21 January 2022

Additional comments:



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