Clarissa

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"Well,? at the Lower Rooms we saw this Woman, ? whose Face carries an affirmation of all this account, ? it is bold, hardened, painted, snuft, leering & impudent! Just such a face as I should Draw for Mrs. Sinclear ? Her Dress, too, was of the same cast, a thin muslin short sacque & Coat lined throughout with Pink, ? a [ital] modesty bit [close ital.] [xxxxx 2 words] ? & something of a [ital.] very [ital.] short cloak half concealed about half of her old wrinkled Neck? the rest was visible to disgust the beholders, ? red Bows and Ribbons in abundance, a Gauze Bonnet tipt on to the top of her Head, & a pair of Mittens! ? We were all curious to see this Queen of Bath, as she is called, on account of the expensive Entertainments she makes, & therefore we got very near to her. . . . a Wretch notorious for all manner of evil: a wretch who, Miss Bowdler has told me, endeavours as much , by dispersing obscene Books, to corrupt youth, as to assist already corrupted maturity in the prosecution of vice!"

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The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

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Burney, Frances
Born in 1752

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Notes
Burney refers to Mrs Sinclair, the brothel keeper in Richardson's 'Clarissa'. Her familiar allusion suggests familiarity with Richardson's text.

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Accessed on 2019/11/21 19:36:12

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England
Related people
Burney, Frances
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The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney
Related place
England
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Clarissa

Reading experience
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Evidence

"Well,? at the Lower Rooms we saw this Woman, ? whose Face carries an affirmation of all this account, ? it is bold, hardened, painted, snuft, leering & impudent! Just such a face as I should Draw for Mrs. Sinclear ? Her Dress, too, was of the same cast, a thin muslin short sacque & Coat lined throughout with Pink, ? a [ital] modesty bit [close ital.] [xxxxx 2 words] ? & something of a [ital.] very [ital.] short cloak half concealed about half of her old wrinkled Neck? the rest was visible to disgust the beholders, ? red Bows and Ribbons in abundance, a Gauze Bonnet tipt on to the top of her Head, & a pair of Mittens! ? We were all curious to see this Queen of Bath, as she is called, on account of the expensive Entertainments she makes, & therefore we got very near to her. . . . a Wretch notorious for all manner of evil: a wretch who, Miss Bowdler has told me, endeavours as much , by dispersing obscene Books, to corrupt youth, as to assist already corrupted maturity in the prosecution of vice!"

Source

The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

Text being read

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Burney, Frances
Born in 1752

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Date of Reading Experience
Time of Reading Experience
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EXF1
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England
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EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
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Notes
Burney refers to Mrs Sinclair, the brothel keeper in Richardson's 'Clarissa'. Her familiar allusion suggests familiarity with Richardson's text.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/106109
Accessed on 2019/11/21 19:36:12

Related place
England
Related people
Burney, Frances
Related text or manuscript
The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney
Related place
England
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