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Record 4531

Reading Experience:

Frances Burney to Hester Thrale, 22 January 1781, on reading account of Thrale's apperance at court on 18 January 1781 in Pacific island-inspired costume: 'Lord, if you had seen how I smirked over the Account of your Dress in the News-papers!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 18 Jan 1781 and 22 Jan 1781
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:Frances Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Jun 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
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:

Title: newspapers
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4531  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Anne Doody
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Frances Burney: The Life in the Works
  Place of Publication: New Brunswick, NJ
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Anne Doody, Frances Burney: The Life in the Works (New Brunswick, NJ, 1988), p. 104,, accessed: 24 September 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from letter from Frances Burney to Hester Lynch Thrale, 22 January 1781, BL Egerton MS 3695, f. 35v.



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