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Record Number: 9245


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Horace Walpole to Mary Berry, 10 July 1789: 'I enclose a most beautiful copy of verses which Miss H[annah]. More wrote very lately when she was with [the Bishop of London] ...] at Fulham, on his opening a walk to a bench called Bonner's. Mrs. Boscawen showed them to me, and I insisted on printing them. Only 200 copies are taken off, half for her and half for the printer, and you have one of the first.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1789 and 10 Jul 1789

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:

Horace Walpole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 Sep 1717

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Hannah More

Title:

[verses on opening of walk by Bishop of London]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9245

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

1

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852, (London, 1865), 1, p. 172, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9245, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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