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Record 8584

Reading Experience:

'. . . this Creature, whose nick Name here is Mrs. MacDevil will not, it seems, be slighted with impunity, & she put that mortifying paragraph into the Morning Post about the "lovely Grecian" merely for her refusing to visit her!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
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:

Reader:Frances Burney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 13 Jun 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Christian
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:

Title: Learned Lass, or the Poor Scholar's Garland! A Song. Tune, Black Joke.
Genre: Ephemera, doggerel verses in a newspaper
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: 23 December, 1779
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8584  
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: 47
  Additional comments: Letter from Fanny Burney to Susanna Elizabeth Burney dated 9-20 April [1780], from Bath.

Citation: Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003), IV, p. 47,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: 'FB perhaps alludes to doggerel verses in the Morning Post of 23 Dec. 1779.' The 'lovely Grecian' was Sophy Streatfield.



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