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Record 25000

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
George Grote to George W. Norman (April 1817): 'I send you down the best "Lucretius" I have [...] Though the reasoning is generally indistinct, and in some places unintelligible, yet in those passages where he indulges his vein of poetry without reserve, the sublimity of his conceptions and the charm and elegance of his language are such as I have hardly ever seen equalled [...] I likewise send you the Tragedies attributed to Seneca, which I think I have heard you express an inclination to read. I have read one or two of them, and they appeared to me not above mediocrity. **** 'I am now studying Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics." His reasonings on the subject of morals are wonderfully just and penetrating, and I feel anxious, as I read on, for a more intimate acquaintance with him. Hume's Essays, some of which I have likewise read lately, do not improve, in my view, on further knowledge.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1817 and 30 Apr 1817
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:George Grote
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Banker
Religion: n/a
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: Aristotle
Title: Nicomachean Ethics
Genre: Classics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25000  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1873
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 19-20
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends  (London, 1873), p. 19-20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25000, accessed: 11 August 2020

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