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Record 9053

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry, Journal, 29 August 1807: 'In the evening read a good deal of the last Scotch Review [...] What they say of Mr. Hope [author of "Household Furniture and Internal Decorations executed from Designs"], though he lays himself open to ridicule, is ill-natured and often in bad taste. An excellent criticism upon Cobbett's weekly journal, exposing, in the clearest manner, his shameful inconsistencies [...] and holding up upon true Whig principles our real defects and real misconduct [...] only wishing them to be considered as they are, and not confounded with preposterous exaggeration in the minds of the people. But alas! the people read Cobbett, and will never read the Scotch Review.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Aug 1807
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: The Scotch Review
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics, Arts / architecture, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1807
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9053  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 2
  Page: 326
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 326,, accessed: 28 May 2023

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