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Record Number: 16636


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I must own that Virgil's "Envy" and Spenser's "Cave of Error" are my aversion, as well as some other most exquisitely disgusting allegories. Our own Milton, I think, always keeps clear of this fault, and I cannot believe, in spite of Mr. Maturin, and Mr. Wilson, and Lord Byron, that it is true taste which tolerates it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 11 Oct 1822

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:

Eleanor Anne Porden

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Author

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Virgil

Title:

Envy

Genre:

Classics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16636

Source:

Print

Author:

A.G. L'Estrange

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1882

Vol:

1

Page:

131

Additional Comments:

Letter from Miss Porden to Miss Mitford, Mortlake, October 11, 1822

Citation:

A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford, (London, 1882), 1, p. 131, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16636, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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