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Record 9254

Reading Experience:

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 8 November 1790: 'In this country the stock of the National Assembly is fallen down to bankruptcy [...] the fatal blow has been at last given by Mr. Burke. His pamphlet ["Reflections on the Revolution in France"] came out this day se'ennight, and is far superior to what was expected even by his warmest admirers. I have redde it twice, and tho' of 350 pages, I wish I could repeat every page by heart. It is sublime, profound, and gay. The wit and satire are equally brilliant, and the whole is wise, tho' in some points he goes too far, yet in general there is far less want of judgement than could be expected from [italics]him[end italics].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 2 Nov 1798 and 8 Nov 1790
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: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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edmund Burke
Title: Reflections on the Revolution in France
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Politics, Law
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9254  
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: 250-51
  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. 250-51,, accessed: 10 June 2023

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