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Record 5395

Reading Experience:

"Mary Astell returned a borrowed copy of Pierre Bayle's Pensees diverses (4th ed., 1704) to the owner, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, with the first volume profusely annotated. On the flyleaf she write a general impression, beginning [...] "I ask pardon for scribling in Y[ou]r La[dyshi]ps Book. The Author is so disingenuous & inconsistent yt no lover of Truth can read it without a just Indignation.'"
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:Mary Astell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Pierre Bayle
Title: Pensees diverses vol 1
Genre: Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 4th ed., 2 vols., 1704
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 5395  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 64-65
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 64-65,, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:



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