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Record Number: 6562


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I remember once to have seen a little collection of letters and poetical scraps of Swift's, which passed between him and Mrs Van Homrigh, this same Vanessa, which the bookseller then told me were sent him to be published, from the originals, by this lady, in resentment of his perfidy'.

Century:

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:

Samuel Richardson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Aug 1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

printer and author

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Jonathan Swift

Title:

[letters and poetical scraps]

Genre:

Poetry, letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
shown by the potential publisher


Source Information:

Record ID:

6562

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Editor:

John Carroll

Title:

Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

215

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson, (Oxford, 1964), p. 215, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6562, accessed: 16 May 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter from Samuel Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh, April 1752

   
   
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