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Record Number: 19912


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Mr Rooke gives an account of his average day] 'I rise about Nine, drink Coffee, not that I like it, but that it gives a Man the Air of a Politician, for the same Reason I always read the News; - then I dress, and, about Twelve go to the [italics] Cocoa-Tree [end italics], where I talk Treason; from thence to [italics] St James's Coffee-house [end italics], where I praise the Ministry; then to [italics] White's [end italics], where I talk Gallantry; so by Three, I return home to Dinner; after that, I read about an Hour, and digest the Book and the Dinner together'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

From: 1 Jan 1740

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

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:

George Rooke

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

son of Admiral George Rooke

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19912

Source:

Print

Author:

Laetitia Pilkington

Editor:

A.C. Elias

Title:

Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington

Place of Publication:

Athens GA

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

I

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 172, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19912, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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