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Record Number: 20502


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Pray, if you love laughing, read "the [italics] Entail [end italics] or the Lairds of Grippy". It is admirable for that purpose, tho' far more broadly Scotch than I can understand; but besides the patois, the old lady has a slip-slop of her own quite incomparable - [italics] concos montes [end italics] for [italics] compos mentis [end italics], etc. - and the author [Galt] this time is so wise as to keep quite out of good company, avoid lords and ladies, and only describe the people he has seen'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 20 Jan 1823

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Richmond
specific address: home of the Duchess of Buccleuch

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:

Louisa, Lady Stuart

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

11 Aug 1757

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

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:

Entail, The, or The Lairds Of Grippy

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20502

Source:

Print

Author:

Louisa Stuart

Editor:

R. Brimley Johnson

Title:

Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1926

Vol:

n/a

Page:

202

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The, (London, 1926), p. 202, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20502, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to Louisa Clinton.

   
   
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