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Record Number: 9742


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At other times we studied Shakespeare, Milton and some other English poets as well as some of the Italians. We took long walks and often drew from nature. We read with great attention the whole of the New Testament, Secker's lectures on the Catechism and several other books on the same important subjects.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

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:

Elizabeth Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

Dec 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daughter of a banker, writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

With Miss Bowdler


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[various English poets]

Title:

[poems]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9742

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:

30-1

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. 30-1, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=9742, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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