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Record 9231

Reading Experience:

'Mary Lepel Hervey, although Pope's friend before her marriage,disparaged the poet in her mature correspondence. Attributing his polished style to Lord Bolingbroke's influence, she declared in 1748 that Pope "would certainly never have wrote so elegantly, but that, as he bragged, envy must own he lived among the great".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1748 and 31 Dec 1748
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 Lepel Hervey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1699
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
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:

Author: Alexander Pope
Title: [poetry]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9231  
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: 75
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 75,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:



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