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Record Number: 22047


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'RAMSAY. "I suppose Homer's 'Iliad' to be a collection of pieces which had been written before his time. I should like to see a translation of it in poetical prose like the book of Ruth or Job".'

Century:

Date:

Until: 29 Apr 1778

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:

Allan Ramsay

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Sep 1713

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

painter

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[books of Job and Ruth]

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22047

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:

979

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson (Oxford, 1980), p. 979, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22047, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Originally published 1791. I think this is the Allan Ramsay in question.

   
   
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