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Record Number: 4459


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I remember so well its first publication, my mother and sisters crying over it, dwelling upon it with rapture! And when I read it, as I was a girl of fourteen not yet versed in sentiment, I had a secret dread I should not cry enough to gain the credit of proper sensibility.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Sep 1826

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

other location: a friend's house

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:

Lady Louisa Stuart

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1757

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

writer, poet, literary critic

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

friends (identity unspecified)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Mackenzie

Title:

The Man of Feeling

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

first publication: 1771

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4459

Source:

Print

Author:

Wilfred Partington

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Private Letter-Books of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1930

Vol:

n/a

Page:

273

Additional Comments:

Lady Louisa Stuart, Letter to Sir Walter Scott, 4 September 1826. The passage contains reflections on "the alterations of taste produced by time".

Citation:

Wilfred Partington, The Private Letter-Books of Sir Walter Scott, (London, 1930), p. 273, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4459, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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