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Record Number: 16643


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The short and simple annals of the poor, which have lately poured in such profusion from the Scottish press, I thought at first exquisitely beautiful and pathetic, and the tone of piety which pervaded them, at once appeared as a national characteristic, and was sublime in its simplicity. But after reading a succession of them I wearied of the beauty, the pathos, and even the piety, for they were brought forward too often, and betrayed too much of stage trick.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 23 Mar 1824

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:

John Galt

Title:

Annals of the Parish

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16643

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:

148

Additional Comments:

Letter from E.A. Porden to Miss Mitford, Devonshire St, March 23, 1824

Citation:

A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford, (London, 1882), 1, p. 148, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16643, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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