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Record Number: 12725


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The routine of the "Scourge" has grown familiar; and one tires of unbroken fine weather and smooth seas. No resource for me but the officers' little library. Therefore I must have been sleepily pouring over Dana's "Two Years before the Mast": a pleasant, rough kind of book, but with something too much hauling of ropes and "handing" of sails it in. ...I have been reading also "The Amber Witch", a most beautiful German story, translated into English, by Lady Duff Gordon.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 7 Jun 1848 and 12 Jun 1848

Country:

at sea, Atlantic Ocean, between Cork and Bermuda

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board ship "Scourge", man of war

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 Mitchel

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1815

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason

Religion:

Presbyterian family

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

at sea, Atlantic Ocean, between Cork and Bermuda

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Schweidler

Title:

The Amber Witch

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

transl. by Lady Duff Gordon, 1846?

Provenance

borrowed (private library)
officers' library aboard a 'man of war'


Source Information:

Record ID:

12725

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12725, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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