'ancient account of India'

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'ancient account of India'

Reading experience
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Evidence

[Elizabeth Carter to Elizabeth Vesey, 11 June 1786:] "I have just been reading, in an ancient acount of India, that the women there were remarkably chaste, unless the gallant was able to present them with an elephant; and this temptation was considered as so very irresistible, that in that case a lady might sacrifice her virtue without forfeiting her character. This sounds very ridiculous, but it seems the riding upon an elephant is in that country a mark of the highest dignity."

Source

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Aged 69 [Experience in 1786, born in 1717]

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A Series of Letters Between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/90212
Accessed on 2020/10/25 00:08:47

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'ancient account of India'

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

[Elizabeth Carter to Elizabeth Vesey, 11 June 1786:] "I have just been reading, in an ancient acount of India, that the women there were remarkably chaste, unless the gallant was able to present them with an elephant; and this temptation was considered as so very irresistible, that in that case a lady might sacrifice her virtue without forfeiting her character. This sounds very ridiculous, but it seems the riding upon an elephant is in that country a mark of the highest dignity."

Source

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
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Aged 69 [Experience in 1786, born in 1717]

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Notes


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:

A Series of Letters Between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/90212
Accessed on 2020/10/25 00:08:48

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