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Record 593

Reading Experience:

I wanted to have sent you a translation of the Epigram Flahaut has introduced in her book. It is Johnson's, and inserted in Piozzi's anecdotes - but my father has lent, & lost (often synomymous terms) his copy of that work, & I cannot immediately think of anybody to apply to. There are no bookish people here - on the contrary, they seem to me to look with an evil eye on every reader of every production save a newspaper.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: Oct 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: Hester Lynch Piozzi
Title: Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 593  
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: 141
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J Clark (ed.), The Letters of S.H.B. (Athens/London, 1997), p. 141,, accessed: 27 February 2024

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