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Record 8841

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry to Mrs Cholmeley, 3 February 1799: 'I hope you have read the Irish debates on the Union. I think you will have found in them much abuse, little eloquence, and very little argument [...] The famous Irish pamphlet in favor of the Union, called, "Cease your Funning", which after much trouble I got to read, disappointed me; it is sharp and well-kept-up irony from beginning to end, on a pamphlet on the other side, by the Ld Lieut.'s secretary; but it is not very entertaining, and not at all instructive.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1799 and 3 Feb 1799
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:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
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:
Title: Cease your Funning
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8841  
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: 2
  Page: 84
  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), 2, p. 84, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8841, accessed: 20 June 2024

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