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Record 9746

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
To Miss Hunt, St Winifred's Dale, August 18 1793 'I admire the German you sent me extremely. I have read none since you left me, except two books of Dr Randolph's "Den Golden Spiegel", which is an imitation of an Eastern tale, by way of making dissertations upon government. It is entertaining and there is an account of a happy valley, that makes one long to live in it. The other book is Wiessen's Poems (Lyrische Gedischte) some of which are very pretty.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1793 and 18 Aug 1793
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bath
other location: With Bowdler family
   
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:Elizabeth Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Dec 1776
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Daughter of a banker, writer
Religion: n/a
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: Wiessen
Title: Lyrische Gedischte
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9746  
Source - Print  
  Author: H M Bowdler
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 33
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H M Bowdler, Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9746, accessed: 29 February 2024

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