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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Mr Perkins


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'Apropos to riding in a coach, Perkins told me that he had [italics] found out the Secret how to read in a Carriage [end italics] and would tell it to me, to whom it might be useful; he put a Piece of Paper he said on the Page he was reading, & so moved it when he came to the End of the Line. - where I suppose he thought the Sense naturally stopt, as it does in an Account Book. - comical enough.'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Perkins      Print: Book


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