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Record 7812

Reading Experience:

'During the first half year I was at this school Mr Gibson got Moliere's plays for me in 10 vols., French and English, which I afterwards used to construe with Mr Suine. As the English translation (tho' by no means a good one) afforded as much amusement in reading out of school time, we at length took it in our heads to act one of them amongst ourselves of which we selected "The forced marriage".'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jan 1766 and 31 Dec 1766
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: Bishop's Waltham School
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 Marsh
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 May 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Son of a naval captain
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
friends and classmates
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin
Title: [plays]
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 10 vols, English translation 1762 (French and English)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7812  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Marsh
  Editor: Brian Robins
  Title: The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828)
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 38
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828) (New York, 1998), p. 38,, accessed: 07 July 2020

Additional comments:

Unclear if owned or borrowed. DOB 11 June 1752 on Gregorian calendar



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