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Sophie Cottin


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Mme Marie-Sophie Cottin : Amelie Mansfield

' At 2.30 went out to the library [..]Subscribed for a month [...] Came up to bed at 9.35. Sat up reading the first 79pp and several pages at the end of Amelie Mansfield. The story interesting. How poor the language after that of Rousseau.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Lister      Print: Book


Sophie Cottin : Amelie Mansfield

[Letter to Maria Barlow, dated Tuesday Morning, 16 August 1825] ...It is as I have just read from the pen of Madme Cottin "La musique, comme un seductor adroit, va toucher ce qu'ill y a deplus tendre dans le couer, reveile toutes les idees sensibles, et dispose au regret du bonheur et meme a' Celui de la peine." ... My leisure is passed in rummaging all over the French Novels the miserable public library here affords! I have just finishedAmelie Mansfield. My Aunt fancies I read for the sake of keeping up my French. I seem to be reading the language you are probably speaking.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anne Lister      Print: Book


Sophie Cottin : Mathilde

'I read a French novel, "Matilde", which interested me much and is extremely well written - by Mde Cottin'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Elizabeth (Betsey) Fremantle      Print: Book


Sophie Cottin : Elisabeth, ou les exiles de Siberie

'What are you reading? I am waiting for an account of "Waverl[e]y" from you. - The principal part of my reading in addition to Mathematics &c has been "the Exiles of Siberia", "Hoole's Tasso['s] Jerusalem", "Oberon" translated from the German by Southeby, "Beatties Minstrel", Savage's poems, Fenelons "lives of ancient Philosophers" and "the Miseries of Human life" 2 vols. If there is any of these that you have not seen - and want my sentiments about - you shall have them in my next'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Print: Book


Sophie Ristaud Cottin : Claire d'Albe

'Read Livy - Claire d'Albe - Gilblas - walk in the gardens - S reads Livy'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mary Shelley      Print: Book


Marie "Sophie" Cottin : Elisabeth, ou les Exiles de Siberie

'We have a little French story in the house, called [underlined] Elizabeth [end underlining], much admired and praised: but "somehow", I have taken it into my head that it is [underlined] too good [end underlining] for my palate, because Mrs W - the strictest person in the world about Novels, put it into the hands of my Bone - and my bone yawned over it - andd when I asked her how she liked it, said - "O very much - only there's hardly any love in it!" Whip Novels without love!'.

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Anna Wilbraham      Print: Book


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