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Record Number: 9728


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

To Miss Hunt, December 12 1792 'The "Lusiad" I never read. It was Middleton's "Life of Cicero" that I meant. I was not tired with its length because the chief of its contents were new to me. I have lately undertaken Smollet's "History of England", but must leave it in the middle.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1792 and 12 Dec 1792

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Piercefield
location in dwelling: Family 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:

Elizabeth Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Dec 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daugher of a banker, 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:

Conyeds Middleton

Title:

History of the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1744

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9728

Source:

Print

Author:

H M Bowdler

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

n/a

Page:

17-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H M Bowdler, Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character, (London, 1809), p. 17-9, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9728, accessed: 17 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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