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Record Number: 5895


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[opinion of William Mason's play, "Caractacus", entered in diary]: 'My soul melted into every pleasing sensation, the language charming! divine harmony, beams in every line such a love of virtue! such examples of piety, resignation and fortitude! raise the soul to an ecstatic height. Sweet Evelinda how my heart throbbed for her!'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

7 Feb 1777

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:

Anna Larpent

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1 Jan 1758

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Diplomat's daughter and civil servant's wife

Religion:

unknown

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:

William Mason

Title:

Caractacus

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5895

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Anna Larpent

Title:

Diaries

Location:

Huntingdon Library

Call No:

HM 31201

Page/Folio:

date February 7 1777

Additional Information:

n/a

Citation:

Anna Larpent, Diaries, Huntingdon Library, HM 31201, date February 7 1777, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5895, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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