The Witlings

Reading experience

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The Witlings

Reading experience
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Evidence

Susanna Burney describes Charles Burney"s reading of The Witlings at Chessington on 2 August 1779, to Frances Burney: "" "Good" sd. Mr. Crisp ... the name of Codger occasion"d a general Grin ... [re the ""Milliners Scene""] "It"s funny -- it"s funny indeed" sd. Mr. C[risp] ... Charlotte laugh"d till she was almost black in the face at Codger"s part, as I had done before her ... My Father"s voice, sight, & lungs were tired ... & beng entirely unacquainted wth. what was coming ... he did not always give the Expression you meant to be given ... "" ... the Serious part seem"d even to improve upon me by the 2d. hearing, & made me for to cry in 2 or 3 places ..."""

Source

Frances Burney: The Life in the Works

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Burney, Charles
Aged 53 [Experience in 1779, born in 1726]

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Notes
Quotation from letter from Susanna Burney to Frances Burney, BL Egerton MS 3690, pp.4-5.

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Accessed on 2019/11/19 07:25:26

Related place
England
Related people
Burney, Charles
Related text or manuscript
Frances Burney: The Life in the Works
Related place
England
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The Witlings

Reading experience
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Evidence

Susanna Burney describes Charles Burney"s reading of The Witlings at Chessington on 2 August 1779, to Frances Burney: "" "Good" sd. Mr. Crisp ... the name of Codger occasion"d a general Grin ... [re the ""Milliners Scene""] "It"s funny -- it"s funny indeed" sd. Mr. C[risp] ... Charlotte laugh"d till she was almost black in the face at Codger"s part, as I had done before her ... My Father"s voice, sight, & lungs were tired ... & beng entirely unacquainted wth. what was coming ... he did not always give the Expression you meant to be given ... "" ... the Serious part seem"d even to improve upon me by the 2d. hearing, & made me for to cry in 2 or 3 places ..."""

Source

Frances Burney: The Life in the Works

Text being read

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TST4
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Reader(s) and listener(s)

Reader
Burney, Charles
Aged 53 [Experience in 1779, born in 1726]

Details of the reading experience

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EuRED : lighting
EuRED : testimony
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Notes
Quotation from letter from Susanna Burney to Frances Burney, BL Egerton MS 3690, pp.4-5.

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:

Frances Burney: The Life in the Works
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/99380
Accessed on 2019/11/19 07:25:26

Related place
England
Related people
Burney, Charles
Related text or manuscript
Frances Burney: The Life in the Works
Related place
England
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