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Record 22823

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'When I shewed him [Johnson] his Character next day - for he would see it; he said it was a very fine Piece of Writing; and that I had improved upon [italics] Young [end italics] who he saw was my [italics] Model[end italics] he said; for my Flattery was still stronger than [italics] his [end italics], & yet somehow or other less [italics] hyperbolical [end italics].'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1777
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:Samuel Johnson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 Sep 1709
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
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: Hester Lynch Thrale
Title: [MS 'character' of Johnson]
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
shown to him by Mrs Thrale

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22823  
Source - Print  
  Author: Hester Lynch Thrale
  Editor: Katharine C. Balderston
  Title: Thraliana
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1951
  Vol: I
  Page: 208
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 208, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22823, accessed: 19 August 2019

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