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Record 10135

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'In 1823 I read in Scott?s novel of ?Quentin Durward? the prophetic words of Martivalle, ?Can I look forward without wonder and astonishment to the lot of a succeeding generation, on whom knowledge shall descend like the first and second rain, uninterrupted, unabated, unbounded.? The Printing Press had produced the first rain; the Printing Machine was the ?little cloud no bigger than a man?s hand? which promised the second rain.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1823 and 31 Dec 1823
Country: England
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:Charles Knight
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1791
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: journalist
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sir Walter Scott
Title: Quentin Durward
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 10135  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Knight
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Passages of a Working life during half a century with a prelude of Early Reminiscences
  Place of Publication: Ireland
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 1
  Page: 162-163
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Charles Knight, Passages of a Working life during half a century with a prelude of Early Reminiscences (Ireland, 1971), 1, p. 162-163, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=10135, accessed: 22 May 2019

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