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Record Number: 3208


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

My circumstances were perhaps well fitted to the task of self-culture - too straitened to admit of much expenditure on books, but sufficiently easy to afford me plenty of leisure to read and study them when they were lent to me. At one time I longed to read Virgil but could not just then obtain it; night after night I dreamed of it, and when after many another book had been read and dismissed, I did procure it, I was exquisitely delighted with it.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

From: 1813

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

Anne Lutton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

16 Dec 1791

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

Ireland

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

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

3208

Source:

Print

Author:

Anne Lutton

Editor:

J.H. Wescott

Title:

Memorials of a Consecrated Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1882

Vol:

n/a

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Lutton, J.H. Wescott (ed.), Memorials of a Consecrated Life, (London, 1882), p. 31, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=3208, accessed: 18 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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