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Record Number: 20784


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dr Taylor told me, that Johnson sent his [italics] Plan [end italics; for Johnson's dictionary] to him in manuscript, for his perusal; and that when it was lying on his table, Mr William Whitehead happened to pay him a visit, and being shewn it, was highly pleased with such parts of it as he had time to read, and begged to take it home with him, which he was allowed to do; that from him it got into the hands of a noble Lord, who carried it to Lord Chesterfield'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1747 and 31 Dec 1747

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:

Dr Taylor

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

[Plan or prospectus for his dictionary]

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from Johnson


Source Information:

Record ID:

20784

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

134

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell , R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 134, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20784, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791.

   
   
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