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Record 19059

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Several of the officers [participating in military review at Wilmingtown] came up to dine, amongst others Coll: Howe, who with less ceremony than might have been expected from his general politeness stept into an apartment adjoining the hall, and took up a book I had been reading, which he brought open in his hand into the company. I was piqued at his freedom, and reproved him with a half compliment to his general good breeding. He owned his fault and with much gallantry promised to submit to whatever punishment I would inflict. You shall only, said I, read aloud a few pages which I will point out, and I am sure you will do Shakespear justice. He bowed and took up the book, but no sooner observed that I had turned up for him, that part of Henry the fourth, where Falstaff describes his company, than he coloured like Scarlet. I saw he made the application instantly; however he read it thro', tho' not with the vivacity he generally speaks; however he recovered himself and coming close up to me, whispered, you will certainly get yourself tarred and feathered; shall I apply to be executioner?'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1775 and 31 Dec 1775
Country: North Carolina
Time: n/a
Place: city: Wilmington
   
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:Robert Howe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1730
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Military officer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: North Carolina
Country of experience: North Carolina
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Janet Schaw and others.
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: Henry IV
Genre: Drama, History, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 19059  
Source - Print  
  Author: Janet Schaw
  Editor: Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews
  Title: Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 1934
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 191
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Janet Schaw, Evangeline Walker Andrews with Charles MacLean Andrews (ed.), Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776 (New Haven, 1934), p. 191, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19059, accessed: 18 August 2019

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