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Record Number: 6054


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"In 1617 the Countess [of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery] noted recreational books that she was reading: "'Began to have Mr. Sandy's book read to me about the Government of the Turks. "'Rivers used to read to me in Montaigne's Plays [Essays] and Moll Neville in the Fairy Queen. "'I sat and read much in the Turkish History and Chaucer. "'The 12th and 13th I spent most of the time in playing Glecko and hearing Moll Neville read the Arcadia.'"

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

1617

Country:

n/a

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:

Listener:

Anne Clifford, Countess of Dorset, Pembroke, and Montgomery

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Sandys

Title:

A relation of a journey begun Anno Dom. 1610. Foure bookes. Containing a description of the Turkish empire, of AEGYPT, [etc]

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6054

Source:

Print

Author:

Suzanne W. Hull

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Chaste, Silent and Obedient: English Books for Women 1475-1640

Place of Publication:

San Marino

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

73

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Suzanne W. Hull, Chaste, Silent and Obedient: English Books for Women 1475-1640, (San Marino, 1988), p. 73, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6054, accessed: 21 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from Lady Anne Clifford, Diary (London: William Heinemann, 1924) 47.

   
   
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