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Record Number: 12536


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was very well pleased with having seen this entertainment [a marksmanship contest for the ladies of the Austrian court], and I do not know but it might make as good a figure as the prize-shooting in the Eneid, if I could write as well as Virgil.'

Century:

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1689 and 14 Sep 1716

Country:

unknown

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:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Daughter of the fifth Earl of Kingston upon Hull. Wife of the British ambassador to Constantinople.

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

nee Lady Mary Pierrepoint. Known by this name until her 1712 marriage to Edward Wortley Montagu.



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

Aeneid

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

unknown

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12536

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1906

Vol:

n/a

Page:

70-71

Additional Comments:

Letter from Wortley Montagu to her sister, the Countess of Mar. Taken from the Kessinger Publishing Reprint of 1906 edition published by J.M.Dent.

Citation:

Mary, Lady Wortley Montagu, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters from the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu 1709 to 1762, (London, 1906), p. 70-71, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=12536, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter written whilst Wortley Montagu was in Vienna.

   
   
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