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Record Number: 17160


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My chief acquaintance with the writers of the eighteenth century is derived from reading to Aunt Lyddy papers in the "Spectator" and "The Rambler", Mason's plays, Addison's "Cato" etc. This we were often called upon to do when we were invited to dine with Aunt Clarke'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1815 and 31 Dec 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Newport
county: Isle of Wight

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:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

later writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Aunt Lyddy


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Addison

Title:

Spectator

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical, possibly bound as a book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17160

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell

Editor:

Eleanor L. Sewell

Title:

The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1907

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Missing Sewell, Eleanor L. Sewell (ed.), The Autobiography of Elizabeth M. Sewell, (London, 1907), p. 21, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=17160, accessed: 17 May 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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