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Record 6054

Reading Experience:

"In 1617 the Countess [of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery] noted recreational books that she was reading: "'Began to have Mr. Sandy's book read to me about the Government of the Turks. "'Rivers used to read to me in Montaigne's Plays [Essays] and Moll Neville in the Fairy Queen. "'I sat and read much in the Turkish History and Chaucer. "'The 12th and 13th I spent most of the time in playing Glecko and hearing Moll Neville read the Arcadia.'"
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 1617
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:

Listener:Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
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: George Sandys
Title: A relation of a journey begun Anno Dom. 1610. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish empire, of AEGYPT, [etc]
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6054  
Source - Print  
  Author: Suzanne W. Hull
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Chaste, Silent and Obedient: English Books for Women 1475-1640
  Place of Publication: San Marino
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 73
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Suzanne W. Hull, Chaste, Silent and Obedient: English Books for Women 1475-1640 (San Marino, 1988), p. 73,, accessed: 22 September 2023

Additional comments:

Quotation from Lady Anne Clifford, Diary (London: William Heinemann, 1924) 47.



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