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Record 591

Reading Experience:

I have been steadily & delightedly reading Mitford's History. First of all, he is an Historian after my own heart, and I really believe a perfectly upright & honest man [...] the merit of this history is great, in proving that bad as the world is now, even under Christian regulations, it is not nationally anywhere so bad as it was in Pagan Greece - except during the height and fury of the French Revolution - and still and ever perhaps inTurkey.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: From: 1 Aug 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chelsea
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: William Mitford
Title: The History of Greece
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 591  
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: 132-133
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J Clark (ed.), The Letters of S.H.B. (Athens/London, 1997), p. 132-133,, accessed: 09 February 2023

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