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Record 9263

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Anne Damer, travelling in France, to Mary Berry, 24 April 1791, on encounter with de Broc, the mayor of Bayonne, 'the most ridiculous [italics]personage[end italics] that can be imagined [...] round, fat, with the tightest silk dress, not a tooth [...] and the voice of a frog [...] Before the visit was over we were such friends that he gave me some of his [italics]verses[end italics] on [italics]C. Fox[end italics], and if there is a corner in this letter, I must send them to you, for I was [italics]delighted[end italics] and desired to have them [four-line French verse, "A L'Orateur Fox," follows as postscript].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 20 Apr 1791 and 24 Apr 1791
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bayonne
   
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:Anne Damer
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Sculptor
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: de Broc
Title: A L'Orateur Fox
Genre: Poetry, Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9263  
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: 344
  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. 344, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9263, accessed: 20 January 2022

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