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Record 475

Reading Experience:

Mrs Newton, Lady Palmerston, Lady Clavering and 2 daughters (great fortunes), and 3 Mrs Fox's here. While the last 2 were here, and Mrs D'Enly alone in Mother's room, I read 'The Beggar's Opera' to them in intervals before and after supper.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 15 Feb 1728
Country: England
Time: evening: 'before and after supper', before 12.00 am
Place: city: Wandsworth, nr London
location in dwelling: home, mother's room
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: John Gay
Title: The Beggar's Opera
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2nd edn?
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 475  
Source - Print  
  Author: Gertrude Savile
  Editor: Alan Saville
  Title: Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757
  Place of Publication: Nottingham
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Gertrude Savile, Alan Saville (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757 (Nottingham, 1997), p. 103,, accessed: 30 November 2023

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