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Record 4119

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
The seventeenth-century waterman-poet John Taylor had read More's Utopia, Plato's Republic, Montaigne, and Cervantes in translation, but he never mastered a foreign language and he relentlessly satirised latinate prose: I ne'er used Accidence so much as now, Nor all these Latin words here interlaced I do not know if they with sense are placed, I in the book did find them".'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: unknown
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:John Taylor
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: waterman and poet
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: Miguel de Cervantes
Title: probably Don Quixote
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: in translation
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 4119  
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: 223-24
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 223-24, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=4119, accessed: 26 May 2019

Additional comments:

See Bernard Capp, 'The World of John Taylor the Water-Poet' (Oxford, 1994), pp49-54

 

 

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