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Record 8720

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry, Journal, Friday 9 April [Good Friday] 1784: 'In the evening [...] To the Academy of Arcadians, which was a great crowd of abbati in a room much too samll for the company. The subject for that evening was the Passion of our Saviour. I heard a number of sonnets read: one treated the subject in a ludicrous style, and the whole room went into repeated roars of laughter.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 9 Apr 1784
Country: Italy
Time: evening
Place: city: Rome
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Listener:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: none
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Sonnets on the Passion of Christ
Genre: Other religious, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8720  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 1
  Page: 108
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 1, p. 108,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:



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