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Record 8588

Reading Experience:

'In the Evening we had Mrs. Lambert, who brought us a Tale, called Edwy & Edilda by the sentimental Clergyman Mr. Whaley, ? & [ital.] unreadably [ital.] soft & tender & senseless is it!'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 12 Apr 1780
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Bath
specific address: South Parade
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)
Other members of the household presumably present.
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Whalley
Title: Edwy and Edilda: A Tale in Five Parts
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Dodsley, 1779
Provenance: read in situ
Brought by a visitor - Mrs Lambert


Source Information:

Record ID: 8588  
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: 54
  Additional comments: Letter from Fanny Burney to Susanna Elizabeth Burney dated 9-20 April [1780], from Bath. This event - Wed 12 April.

Citation: Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003), IV, p. 54,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

editor's note: 'A long verse tale in ballad stanza about a lowly but courtly swain who loves a noble maiden and turns out to be of high degree' Not clear if the poem was read aloud or not.



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