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Record 21085

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'"The London Chronicle", which was the only newspaper he constantly took in, being brought, the office of reading it aloud was assigned to me. I was diverted by his impatience. He made me pass over so many parts of it, that my task was very easy. He would not suffer one of the petitions to the King about the Middlesex election to be read.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 26 Oct 1769
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Johnson's house
location in dwelling
   
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:James Boswell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 29 Oct 1740
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and lawyer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Dr Johnson
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: London Chronicle
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read at Johnson's house

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 21085  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Boswell
  Editor: R.C. Chapman
  Title: Life of Johnson
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 424
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, R.C. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 424, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=21085, accessed: 18 September 2019

Additional comments:

Originally published 1791.

 

 

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