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Record 9224

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Lady Mary Wortley Montagu was simultaneously complemented and embarrassed by Pope's tribute in "Epistle to Mr Gay". She sent a copy of the verses to her sister in Paris, but she explained she had "stiffle'd" them in England... Lady Mary characteristically felt the impropriety as much as the flattery of Pope's admiration'.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1720 and 31 Apr 1722
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 Wortley Montagu
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 26 May 1689
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: writer
Religion: Unknown
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: Alexander Pope
Title: Epistle to Mr Gay
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9224  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claudia Thomas
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers
  Place of Publication: Carbondale and Edwardsville
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9224, accessed: 29 June 2022

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