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Record Number: 5394


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

In his copy of John Whitaker, The History of Manchester, Francis Douce "[backed] up a sarcastic note (I: vii) about the defects of the author's style and his overreliance on sentences beginning with the conjunctions 'and' or 'but' ... by underlining every single instance of a sentence beginning with 'and ' in the two volumes."

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Francis Douce

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Scholar

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Whitaker

Title:

History of Manchester

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols; 1771; 1775

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5394

Source:

Print

Author:

H. J. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5394, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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