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Record Number: 20814


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Mr Charles Burney] had been so much delighted with Johnson's "Rambler" and the "Plan" of his "Dictionary", that when the great work was announced in the newspapers as nearly finished, he wrote to Dr Johnson, begging to be informed when and in what manner his "Dictionary" would be published; intreating, if it should be by subscription, or he should have any books at his own disposal, to be favoured with six copies for himself and his friends'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 3 Apr 1755

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Charles Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Apr 1726

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

historian

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Rambler, The

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20814

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:

204

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 204, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20814, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791.

   
   
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