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Record Number: 2233


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

My companions at the breakfast-table through this summer were many of our popular English Classics. Among these may be enumerated "The Death of Abel" which I read emphatically aloud. Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, Pope's Homer, Cicero's Letters, Elizabeth, or the Exile of Siberia, Dr Johnson's Rasselas, with many other works of established reputation.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 01 Apr 1814 and 30 Oct 1814

Country:

England

Time

morning: at breakfast

Place:

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:

John Cole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

03 Oct 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

publisher/bookseller

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Alexander Pope

Title:

Homer

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2233

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Add Mss 153/1

Page/Folio:

pp.98-99

Citation:

John Cole, An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/1, p. pp.98-99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2233, accessed: 30 January 2023


Additional Comments:

John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries do not appear to exist any more.

   
   
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