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Record 7924

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'At this time to amuse myself in my confinement I read the "Life of Pope Sixtus 5th." w'ch Miss Poole ... lent me. My son John Marsh showing and inclination to read this (who had before seldom evinced much taste for reading) I told him that as the book was borrow'd by Miss Poole he must get thro' it much faster than he did books in general, of w'ch a very few pages at a time... used to satisfy him. This book however, seem'd to catch his attention & he soon got through it, since w'ch time tho' he has never become a thorough reader, he has continued much more of one than he ever was before.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 5 Apr 1793 and 12 Apr 1793
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chichester
location in dwelling: 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 Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: son of 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: son John Marsh, author of the journals

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Life of Pope Sixtus V
Genre: Other religious, History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Borrowed from a friend who had borrowed it from the library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 7924  
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: 536
  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. 536, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=7924, accessed: 19 October 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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