Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 22514


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Did not Virgil mean by his Epithet [italics] Puniceis [end italics] to Rosetis in the fifth Eclogue the rose of Tyrian Dye! The [italics] Punic [end italics] or Damask Rose. I perswaded Johnson to believe it one day at Streatham as we read the Eclogue together - in the Year 1769'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1769 and 31 Dec 1769

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Streatham Park

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:

Reading Group:

Mrs Thrale and Dr Johnson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

writer (him) and gentry (her)

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England (him) / Wales (her)

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Virgil

Title:

fifth Eclogue

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22514

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22514, accessed: 24 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design