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Record 25495

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Early in 1841 Grote was called upon to add another duty to the already full catalogue, for his friend Dr. Waddington now entreated him to look through his ponderous and learned work, "The History of the Reformation," then preparing for publication! [...] True to the obligations of friendship, Grote immediately "set to," [a favourite expression of Grote's] upon his critical labours. It certainly was a sacrifice of time and thought to acquiesce in Waddington's modest request, and wade through those thick volumes: and I remember his making humorous observations upon his own disqualification -- I might add, his distaste -- for the task, which he regarded as lying outside his own familiar sphere of study. Nevertheless, the "History of the Reformation" was conscientiously scanned; letters and disquisitions on the subject frequently passing between the two friends.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1841 and 31 Dec 1841
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:George Grote
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: M.P. / Writer
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: George Waddington
Title: The History of the Reformation
Genre: Other religious, History, Biography, Politics, Law
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25495  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George 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: 139-140
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends (London, 1873), p. 139-140, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25495, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

Source author was George Grote's wife.

 

 

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