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Record 9880

Reading Experience:

'When Mrs Hinde (the Old Lady) would sometimes talk to her about Books, she?d cry out, "Prithee don?t talk to me about books?as I never read any Books, but men & Cards"?But let any Body read [ital] her [close ital] Book; & then tell me, if she did not draw Characters with as masterly a hand as Sr Joshua Reynolds. "Go thou and do likewise."'
Century: 1600-1699, 1700-1799
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Sarah Churchill
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1660
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: wife of the Duke of Marlborough
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: editor's note: 'a commonly attributed remark'


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9880  
Source - Print  
  Author: Fanny Burney
  Editor: Betty Rizzo
  Title: The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney
  Place of Publication: London: Oxford University Press
  Date of Publication: 2003
  Vol: IV
  Page: 73
  Additional comments: In a letter to Fanny Burney Samuel Crisp. dated 27 April 1780 from Chessington.

Citation: Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (London: Oxford University Press, 2003), IV, p. 73,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:



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