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Record 11229

Reading Experience:

'We have heard a boy of nine years old, who had never been taught elocution by any reading-master, read simple, pathetic passages, and natural dialogues in "Evenings at Home" in a manner which would have made even Sterne's critic forget his stop-watch.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1792 and 31 Dec 1797
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:[ a boy known to Maria Edgeworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
probably family
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Aikin
Title: Evenings at Home
Genre: Children's Lit, Conduct books, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11229  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Practical Education
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1815 (3rd edn)
  Vol: 1
  Page: 439
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Practical Education (London, 1815 (3rd edn)), 1, p. 439,, accessed: 26 June 2019

Additional comments:

Co-author Anna Letitia Barbauld (nee Aikin)



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