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Record 2405

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[Janet Hamilton] had a heavy literary diet as a child - history by Rollin and Plutarch, Ancient Universal History, Pitscottie's Chronicles of Scotland, as well as the Spectator and Rambler. She could borrow books by Burns, Robert Fergusson and other poets from neighbours, and at age eight she found "to my great joy, on the loom of an intellectual weaver", Paradise Lost and Allan Ramsay's poems'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: village of Langloan
   
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:Janet Hamilton
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Joseph Addison
Title: The Spectator
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical, might have been the serial versions or, more likely, bound as a book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Subscription Library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2405  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jonathan Rose
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 117
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 117, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2405, accessed: 18 July 2019

Additional comments:

See Janet Hamilton, 'Poems, Essays and Sketches'

 

 

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