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Record Number: 28081


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Carter to Catherine Talbot, 10 July 1754: 'I am beyond description charmed with the Italian sonnet you sent me. I am afraid your opinion is too well grounded of its being absolutely untranslatable, at least into our Gothic language.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 10 Jun 1754 and 10 Jul 1754

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:

Elizabeth Carter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1717

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Carlo Maria Maggi

Title:

Sonnet 'Care dell'alma stanca Albengatrici...'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter, Transcribed by Catherine Talbot in letter of 10 June 1754.

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

28081

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Montagu Pennington

Title:

A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

2

Page:

175

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787, (London, 1809), 2, p. 175, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28081, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Talbot's letter with the reproduced sonnet appears at pp.171-172 in source.

   
   
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