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Record 9728

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
To Miss Hunt, December 12 1792 'The "Lusiad" I never read. It was Middleton's "Life of Cicero" that I meant. I was not tired with its length because the chief of its contents were new to me. I have lately undertaken Smollet's "History of England", but must leave it in the middle.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Dec 1792 and 12 Dec 1792
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Piercefield
location in dwelling: Family 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:Elizabeth Smith
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Dec 1776
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Daugher of a banker, writer
Religion: unknown
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: Conyeds Middleton
Title: History of the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1744
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9728  
Source - Print  
  Author: H M Bowdler
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 17-9
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H M Bowdler, Fragments in Prose and verse by Miss Elizabeth Smith, lately deceased with some account of her life and character (London, 1809), p. 17-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9728, accessed: 21 May 2019

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