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Record Number: 12733


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

''4th-11th- Reading Homer and basking in the sun upon the sea side of the breakwater. Weather delicious. Have also been swallowing autobiographies - Gifford's, Thomas Elwood's, Capt. Crichton's autobiography by Dean Swift. Crichton was an old cavalry officer, an Irishman, who had served in Scotland under the bloodhound Dalzell, against the Covenanters: and as he could not tell his story decently himself, the Dean, while he was staying at Markethill, took down the facts from the old man and set them forth in his own words, but using the first person - Crichton loquente. The product is highly amusing: in every page you see a Dean of St Patrick's riding down the Whigamores, or a Sergeant Bothwell in canonicals thundering against Wood's Copper. But the best thing is that our admirable Dean makes Crichton (who did not care a button about the matter) deliver with bitter venom some of his, the Dean's, own Jonathan-Swiftean opinions about church government, and contradict and vituperate Bishop Burnet with an odium almost theological, and he a mere dragoon.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 4 Sep 1848 and 11 Sep 1848

Country:

Bermuda

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: on board "Dromedary Hulk", at Bermuda

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:

Bermuda

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Dean Swift

Title:

[Captain Crichton's autobiography]

Genre:

Other religious, Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
library on board the hulk


Source Information:

Record ID:

12733

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12733, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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