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Record 4459

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
I remember so well its first publication, my mother and sisters crying over it, dwelling upon it with rapture! And when I read it, as I was a girl of fourteen not yet versed in sentiment, I had a secret dread I should not cry enough to gain the credit of proper sensibility.
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 in company 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: 4459  
Source - Print  
  Author: Wilfred Partington
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Private Letter-Books of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1930
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 273
  Additional comments: Lady Louisa Stuart, Letter to Sir Walter Scott, 4 September 1826. The passage contains reflections on "the alterations of taste produced by time".

Citation: Wilfred Partington, The Private Letter-Books of Sir Walter Scott (London, 1930), p. 273, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=4459, accessed: 21 January 2022

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