Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in Edirne Province - April, 1717

from Letter from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Alexander Pope, 12 April 1717:

BEGINNING OF LETTER: Adrianople, April 1. O.S. I dare say you expect, at least, something very new in this letter, after I have gone a journey, not undertaken, by any Christian, for some hundred years. The most remarkable accident that happened to me, was my being very near overturned into the Hebrus; and, if I had much regard for the glories that one's name enjoys after death, I should certainly be sorry for having missed the romantic conclusion of swimming down the same river in which the musical head of Orpheus repeated verses, so many ages since: RELEVANT SECTION: The description of …   more >>
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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Letter from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu to Alexander Pope, 12 April 1717. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1388179713058 accessed: 21 November, 2017

location of experience: Edirne Province

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Date/Time April, 1717
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Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:28:33 +0000