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Record 9472

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Lord Francis Jeffrey to Mary Berry, 22 April 1842 ('Friday Evening'): 'I have just been reading over your admirable letter for a third time, and, after nourishing the meditations to which it led by gazing for half-an-hour on the long waves which come glittering in the moonlight to the beach below my windows [...] find that I cannot lay myself down with a quiet conscience till I have thanked you for the pleasure it has given, [italics]and the good it has done me[end italics].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 22 Apr 1842
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Livermead
   
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:Lord Francis Jeffrey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1773
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/Judge/Politician
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Berry
Title: Letter to Lord Francis Jeffrey
Genre: Unknown, Letters
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9472  
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: 3
  Page: 476
  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), 3, p. 476, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9472, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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