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Record 9328

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 22 November 1795: 'I will, while expecting Marchand [...] transcribe the wonderful Sanscrit paragraph which you found t'other morning in Murphy's "Portugal," and which you will like to possess: -- '"From whose splendid virtues, the great men, who delight to sport in the atoms which float in the beams of light issuing from the beauty of the leaf of the sleepy Ketahee of the diadem of the goddess Saraskatee, went to adorn the females of the eight points."'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 5 Nov 1795 and 22 Nov 1795
Country: England
Time: morning
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:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Anglican
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: [probably] James Murphy
Title: [probably] Travels in Portugal ... in the Years 1789-90
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: [1795]
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9328  
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: 489
  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. 489, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9328, accessed: 23 May 2024

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