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Record 9242

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'When Erasmus Darwin espouses the late-century opinion that "poetry admits of few abstract terms", Seward replies, "poetry that is merely imaginative and picturesque may not. If we find few abstract terms in the 'Rape of the Lock', we find a profusion of them in the sublimer 'Essay on Man'".'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1747 and 31 Dec 1809
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:Anna Seward
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1747
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: Rape of the Lock, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9242  
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: 114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claudia Thomas, Alexander Pope and his Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (Carbondale and Edwardsville, 1994), p. 114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9242, accessed: 29 June 2022

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