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Record 590

Reading Experience:

Have you seen a little volume of Westall's Poems containing a DAY in SPRING, and other detached pieces, with four lovely engravings from his own designs? One of them representing ayouthful Spenser, dreaming about knights, and squires, & Dames of high degree, and Fairies, & other entertaining whimsies. And all these visionary personages are dancing around him in the prettiest groupes you can imagine.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: From: 23 Jun 1810
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Chelsea College
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:Sarah Harriet Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Aug 1772
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: housekeeper
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:

Author: Richard Westall
Title: A Day in Spring, and Other Poems
Genre: Poetry, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 590  
Source - Print  
  Author: Sarah Harriet Burney
  Editor: Lorna J Clark
  Title: The Letters of S.H.B.
  Place of Publication: Athens/London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 116
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J Clark (ed.), The Letters of S.H.B. (Athens/London, 1997), p. 116,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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