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Record Number: 6914


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In Dodsley's "Miscellanies" there are two or three pretty pieces of Mr Mason. Bacon's "Life by Mr Mallet" perhaps you have seen. He is not near so good a Man, I fear, as Mr Mason'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1754 and 30 Apr 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:

Samuel Richardson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

19 Aug 1689

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

printer and writer

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:

[items in Dodsley's Miscellanies]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6914

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Editor:

John Carroll

Title:

Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1964

Vol:

n/a

Page:

301

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Richardson, John Carroll (ed.), Selected Letters of Samuel Richardson, (Oxford, 1964), p. 301, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=6914, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to Lady Bradshaigh, April 1754

   
   
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