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Record 11268

Reading Experience:

Writing to his sister, Aikin comments on Knox: 'His great fault, I think, is setting out with too confined a view of the ends of education, which must be as various as situations and characters in life are. Does he not breed them all for clergymen and schoolmasters?'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1784 and 1 Dec 1784
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:John Aikin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1747
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Physician and author
Religion: Protestant dissenter- Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Knox
Title: [on education]
Genre: Education
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11268  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lucy Aikin
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Memoir of John Aikin
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1823
  Vol: 1
  Page: 59
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lucy Aikin, Memoir of John Aikin (London, 1823), 1, p. 59,, accessed: 19 June 2019

Additional comments:



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