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Record Number: 27834


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As soon as I had learned to read, my great delight was that of learning epitaphs and monumental inscriptions. A story of melancholy import never failed to arrest my attention, and, before I was seven years old, I could correctly repeat Pope's Lines ot the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady; Mason's Elegy on the Death of the beautiful Countess of Coventry; and many smaller poems on similar subjects.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 27 Nov 1758 and 31 Dec 1765

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:

Mary Darby

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Nov 1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mason

Title:

Elegy upon the death of the beautiful Countess of Coventry

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27834

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

M. J. Levy

Title:

Perdita. The Memoirs of Mary Robinson

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21-22

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

M. J. Levy (ed.), Perdita. The Memoirs of Mary Robinson, (London, 1994), p. 21-22, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27834, accessed: 15 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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