Life of Alexander the Great

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Life of Alexander the Great

Reading experience
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".....I"ve been ill with heart trouble - why I can"t imagine, as it has always been quite strong so Sachie lent me his country house for a fortnight. I sat on the verandah all day, reading and sleeping. I read a lot of Dryden, in a lovely first edition ( Dryden was by bith a county neighbour, which accounts for the library being full of his work) - Pope, the life of Alexander the Great, of whom there is a portrait wearing a periwig, and delightful eighteenth century books about the moral worth of animals, praising the industry of the Bee, reproving the Ostrich for being a Bad Parent....."

Source

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Sitwell, Edith
Aged 39 [Experience in 1926, born in 1887]

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Notes
Letter to Violet Schiff dated Bank Holiday [1926?] from Renishaw Hall, the Sitwell's ancestral home. This letter is placed between one dated 2nd July 1926 and another dated 16 September 1926. Edith and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverall traditionally stayed at Renishaw Hall during the summer which may account for the date positioning of this letter. In it Edith apologises to Violet Schiff for not writing before due to illness and leaving a letter from Violet behind when she went to Weston Hall ( Sacheverall's home) to recuperate.

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Accessed on 2019/12/10 09:23:56

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England
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Sitwell, Edith
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Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
England
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Life of Alexander the Great

Reading experience
Identifer:
ukred-18898

Evidence

".....I"ve been ill with heart trouble - why I can"t imagine, as it has always been quite strong so Sachie lent me his country house for a fortnight. I sat on the verandah all day, reading and sleeping. I read a lot of Dryden, in a lovely first edition ( Dryden was by bith a county neighbour, which accounts for the library being full of his work) - Pope, the life of Alexander the Great, of whom there is a portrait wearing a periwig, and delightful eighteenth century books about the moral worth of animals, praising the industry of the Bee, reproving the Ostrich for being a Bad Parent....."

Source

Selected letters of Edith Sitwell

Text being read

EuRED : text status
TST4
EuRED : text form
TFO02
EuRED : text provenance
TPR208 Private

Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Sitwell, Edith
Aged 39 [Experience in 1926, born in 1887]

Details of the reading experience

Date of Reading Experience
January 1 - September 30 1926
Time of Reading Experience
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EXT122
EuRED : experience frequency
EXF3
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England
EuRED : emotions
EuRED : intensity
EuRED : environment
EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
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Notes
Letter to Violet Schiff dated Bank Holiday [1926?] from Renishaw Hall, the Sitwell's ancestral home. This letter is placed between one dated 2nd July 1926 and another dated 16 September 1926. Edith and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverall traditionally stayed at Renishaw Hall during the summer which may account for the date positioning of this letter. In it Edith apologises to Violet Schiff for not writing before due to illness and leaving a letter from Violet behind when she went to Weston Hall ( Sacheverall's home) to recuperate.

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:

Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/74417
Accessed on 2019/12/10 09:23:56

Related place
England
Related people
Sitwell, Edith
Related text or manuscript
Selected letters of Edith Sitwell
Related place
England
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