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Record Number: 12726


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Reading - for want of something better - "Macaulay's Essays". He is a born Edinburgh Reviewer, this Macaulay; and, indeed, a type-reviewer - an authentic specimen-page of nineteenth century "literature". He has the right, omniscent tone, and air, and the true knac; of administering reverential flattery to British civilisation, British prowess, honour, enlightenment, and all that, especially to the great nineteenth century and its astounding civilisation, that is, to his readers. It is altogether a new thing in the history of mankind, this triumphant glorification of a current century upon being the century it is...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 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:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

Essays

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

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


Source Information:

Record ID:

12726

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

20

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 20, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12726, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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