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Record Number: 6336


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Marginalia]: marginal pencil annotations throughout the book, either English or Persian, mainly appear to comment or disagree with translations eg. p.35 one line of text is annotated in Persian and another is marked * and in the margin is a ms note '*When the sun of the wine arises from east of the goblet a thousand tulips spring from the cheek of the cupbearer'; p.158 has the text 'The lion is a cat in catching a mouse; but the mouse is a tiger in battle' marked * and the ms annotation 'nonsense ', '*The cat is tiger in catching a mouse; but a mouse in the claws of a tiger'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1803 and 1836

Country:

Scotland or India

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:

John Drummond Erskine

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Apr 1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

East India Company writer, later a landowner

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland or India

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Stephen Weston

Title:

A specimen of the conformity of the European languages

Genre:

Reference / General works, Language

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

The second edition, enlarged, London: Printed by S. Rousseau ..., 1803

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

6336

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Weston, Stephen, "A specimen of the conformity of the European languages, particularly the English, with the oriental languages, especially the Persian; in the order of the alphabet: with notes and authorities" (London, 1803) various pages, [DH LIB 706].,

Citation:

Annotated volume in the Dunimarle Library of the Erskines of Torrie in Fife: Weston, Stephen, "A specimen of the conformity of the European languages, particularly the English, with the oriental languages, especially the Persian; in the order of the alphabet: with notes and authorities" (London, 1803) various pages, [DH LIB 706]., http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6336, accessed: 21 September 2019


Additional Comments:

The style of the annotations and the subject area are typical of several items, to be found in the library, with JD Esrkine's provenance. The book could have been annotated at any time between date of publication (when he was serving in India) and his death in 1836.

   
   
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