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Record Number: 28310


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Elizabeth Carter to Elizabeth Vesey, 20 November 1779:] 'A thousand thanks to you, my dear Mrs Vesey, for your charming Ode, which breathes all the spirit of that wild unfettered genius of poetry, that transports the imagination, and touches the heart with a power unattainable by scientific rules, and cold correctness [...] [Miss Sharpe] asked, how I supposed she could think of her breakfast while she was regaling on your Ode. She desires me to tell you, with her love, that she hates you mortally, for your intention of concealing it from us [...] You will be pleased that Miss Sharpe and I agreed at being particularly struck with the same passages in your very charming poem.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1779 and 20 Nov 1779

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:

Elizabeth Carter

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1717

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:

Elizabeth Vesey

Title:

'Ode'

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28310

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:

4

Page:

242-244

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), 4, p. 242-244, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=28310, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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