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Record Number: 10135


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In 1823 I read in Scott?s novel of ?Quentin Durward? the prophetic words of Martivalle, ?Can I look forward without wonder and astonishment to the lot of a succeeding generation, on whom knowledge shall descend like the first and second rain, uninterrupted, unabated, unbounded.? The Printing Press had produced the first rain; the Printing Machine was the ?little cloud no bigger than a man?s hand? which promised the second rain.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1823 and 31 Dec 1823

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:

Charles Knight

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Mar 1791

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

journalist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir Walter Scott

Title:

Quentin Durward

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

10135

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Knight

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Passages of a Working life during half a century with a prelude of Early Reminiscences

Place of Publication:

Ireland

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

1

Page:

162-163

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charles Knight, Passages of a Working life during half a century with a prelude of Early Reminiscences (Ireland, 1971), 1, p. 162-163, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10135, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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