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Record 24092

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Some time ago I left off the pamphlet shop in the passage to the Temple Exchange Coffee-house, and took "The North Briton" from the publisher of it, Mr Kearsley in Ludgate Street, hard by Child's. I have it now sent to me regularly by the Penny Post, and I read it with vast relish. There is a poignant acrimony in it that is very relishing. Noble also sends me from time to time a fresh supply of novels from his circulating library, so that I am very well provided with entertainment'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 9 Feb 1763
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:James Boswell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 29 Oct 1740
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: lawyer, diarist, and biographer of Samuel Johnson, and heir to the Auchinleck estate in Ayrshire
Religion: Catholic
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: The North Briton
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24092  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Boswell
  Editor: Frederick A. Pottle
  Title: Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1982
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 201
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Boswell, Frederick A. Pottle (ed.), Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 (London, 1982), p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24092, accessed: 20 September 2019

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