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Record Number: 12744


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have omitted, of late, to set down the titles of - for want of a better name I must call them - books, that I have been reading these past months; chiefly because they are of such utter offal that there is no use in remembering so much as their names. Madame Pichler's "Siege of Vienna" ...; a life of Walter Scott, by one Allen, advocate, wherein the said advocate takes superior ground, looking down, as it were, ex cathedra, upon his subject, searching out the genesis, and tracing the development of this or the other power or faculty in that popular writer; and thus by philosophic histoire raisonnee, informing us how it fell out, to the best of his, the advocate's, knowledge that Walter Scott came to write the books he did, and at the times of his life, after the fashion he did... In truth the book is very presumptuous and very stupid;...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1848 and 2 Dec 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:

[George] [Allan?]

Title:

[biography of Walter Scott]

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
probably from the library on the prison hulk


Source Information:

Record ID:

12744

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

97

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 97, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12744, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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