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Record Number: 21172


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[on Good Friday] We went to church both in the morning and evening. In the interval between the two services we did not dine; but he read in the Greek New Testament, and I turned over several of his books.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

9 Apr 1773

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Johnson's house
location in dwelling

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:

James Boswell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Oct 1740

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and lawyer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

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:

[books belonging to Johnson]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read at Johnson's house


Source Information:

Record ID:

21172

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:

510

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 510, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21172, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791.

   
   
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