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Record Number: 22580


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Dr Johnson] used to mention Harry Fielding's behaviour to her [his sister Sarah] as a melancholy instance of narrowness; while she read only English Books, and made English Verses it seems, he fondled her Fancy, & encourag'd her Genius, but as soon [as] he perceived She once read Virgil, Farewell to Fondness...'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1740 and 1 Jan 1760

Country:

n/a

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:

Sarah Fielding

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

8 Nov 1710

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

in Latin

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22580

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

79

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana, (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 79, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22580, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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