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Record 7949

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'. . . let me recommend to You, to borrow or get from the Circulating Library, "An Apology for the Life of Mr Colley Cibber"?This book has Chance thrown in my Way since I spoke last to You . . .?My book is of the 2d Edition in 1740?Page 284 whatever may be the Page of the Book you procure.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1779 and 23 Feb 1780
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chessington
county: Surrey
   
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:Samuel Crisp
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1707
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Colley Cibber
Title: Apology for the Life of Mr Colley Cibber, Comedian
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1740 2nd edn
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7949  
Source - Print  
  Author: Fanny Burney
  Editor: Betty Rizzo
  Title: The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney
  Place of Publication: Oxford: Clarendon Press
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: IV
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: in a letter from Samuel Crisp to Frances Burney headed 'Chesington Feb.23. 1780'

Citation: Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003), IV, p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7949, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

Goes on to quote passages from the book.

 

 

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