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Record Number: 13529


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[italics]'S. Livy p.532 - Cumis, (adeo minimis etiam rebum prava religio inserit Deos) mures in aede Jovis aurum rosisse 556. 2 vol. Maie says that if we had met the Emperor Julian in private life he would have appeared a very ordinary man The fables of Aesop in Greek. - Boethius consolation of philosophy - how in the reign of Theodoric [underlined] a Christian? [end underlining] gr - Lord Bacon's works - Gibbon likes Boethius - [end italics] Mary reads Gibbon (100).' [italic text is by PBS, non-italic by MG]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

16 Feb 1815

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Mary Godwin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Aug 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Mary Shelley



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Gibbon

Title:

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13529

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Paula R. Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

I

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley, 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13529, accessed: 08 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Presumably 100 is number of pages read. ch. xxxix talks of Boethius and chs xii-xiv deal with Emperor Julian.

   
   
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