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Record Number: 12761


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Have been reading in "Tait's Magazine" an elaborate review of a new book by the indefatigable Government literator, Macaulay - no less than a "History of England".' 'NB: Bothwell, V.D.L. 4 August 1851 - I have read the book itself here; for, having become one of the most popular books in the world, it is even in the village library of Bothwell. Mem. - It is a clever, base, ingenious, able and shallow political pamphlet in two volumes. This writer has the rare art of colouring a whole narrative by an apparently unstudied adjective or two, and telling stories of frightful falsehoods by one of the most graceful of adverbs. What is worse, the fellow believes in no human virtue - proves Penn a pimping parasite, because he hated penal laws; and makes a sort of Bromwicham hero out of the dull Dutch Deliverer'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

4 Aug 1851

Country:

Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bothwell
county: Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)

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:

Australia (Van Diemen's Land)

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

2 vols

Provenance

borrowed (public library)
borrowed from village library


Source Information:

Record ID:

12761

Source:

Print

Author:

John Mitchel

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Jail Journal

Place of Publication:

Dublin

Date of Publication:

1913

Vol:

n/a

Page:

128

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 128, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12761, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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