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Record 9252

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 17 October (in letter begun 16 October) 1790, on visit from his friend, and Berry's cousin, Miss Seton that day: 'As she was going she desired me to read to her Prior's "Turtle and Sparrow," and his "Apollo and Daphne," with which you were so delighted, and which, tho' scarce known, are two of his wittiest and genteelest poems.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 17 Oct 1790
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Twickenham
specific address: Strawberry Hill
   
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:Horace Walpole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Sep 1717
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Miss Seton
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Matthew Prior
Title: Apollo and Daphne
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9252  
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: 1
  Page: 234
  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), 1, p. 234, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9252, accessed: 29 May 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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