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Record Number: 20520


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My mind was early formed (or half formed) by the old exploded "Spectator", and Addison's assertion that he had seen "A woman's face break out into heats as she was railing against a great man she never saw in her life" hindered my ever being a female politician, even when I became an old maid, though the two characters are as congenial as those of barber and newsmonger'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1765 and 31 Dec 1780

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:

Louisa, Lady Stuart

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 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:

Joseph Addison

Title:

Spectator, The

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20520

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:

216

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louisa Stuart, R. Brimley Johnson (ed.), Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart, The, (London, 1926), p. 216, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=20520, accessed: 09 May 2021


Additional Comments:

Letter to Louisa Clinton. Experience was in youth - dates given just approximate.

   
   
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