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Record 7821

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
?The day after this being the last of the year, I managed to finish reading Blackstone?s Commentaries and Goldsmith?s History of England, both for the 2d time over & in the evening danced out the year at the Assembly.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 31 Dec 1778
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Salisbury
location in dwelling: at home?
   
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 Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 May 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Musian / composer / gentleman
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: Oliver Goldsmith
Title: History of England from the earliest times to the death of George II
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1771
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7821  
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: 41
  Additional comments:

Citation: John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828) (New York, 1998), p. 41, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7821, accessed: 20 October 2019

Additional comments:

DOB 11 June 1752 on Gregorian calendar

 

 

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