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Record 9339

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry, Journal, 26 June 1812: 'We dined with the Princess [of Wales] at Kensington. The company: Lady C. Lindsay, Lady C. Campbell, Mr. Lewis, Sir H. and Lady Davy, Sir J. Mackintosh, Sir H. Englefield, Mrs. and Miss Pole, Lord Glenbervie and Campbell the poet, who was to read his first discourse upon Poetry, which he had delivered at the Institution; he did so during that evening with very good effect [...] Poor Lewis was in a very bad humour, and did not know where to hide his head during the reading, so he pretended to be sleeping.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 26 Jun 1812
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:Thomas Campbell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 27 Jul 1777
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Princess [of Wales] Mary Berry Agnes Berry Lady C. Lindsay Lady C. Campbell Mr [?Matthew] Lewis Sir H. and Lady Davy Sir J. Mackintosh Sir H. Englefield Mrs and Miss Pole Lord Glenbervie
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Campbell
Title: First discourse upon Poetry
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 9339  
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: 2
  Page: 502
  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), 2, p. 502,, accessed: 08 June 2023

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